Unlocking Conversations – Loans Boxes

Bring the museum experience to you! With our new Loans Boxes you can explore and unlock new conversations about emotional health and wellbeing with students of all ages through historical objects.

This resource has been developed by The Holburne Museum in Bath with funding from Art Fund (Respond & Reimagine Grant). The aim is to share the collection of objects with a wider audience and rethink how children can engage with historical objects to promote wellbeing through encouraging curiosity and creativity.

Each Unlocking Conversations Loans Box is suitable for a class of up to 32 pupils of all ages, but is particularly aimed at pupils in secondary education. Each Loans Box contains:-

Loans Box Fees:            

  • £20.00 – Hire for 1 week (one week minimum)
  • £25.00 per week – Additional weeks loan time (up to a maximum of 3 additional weeks)
  • £10.00 per day – Failure to return the loan box on the agreed return date

Schools will be invoiced when booking of loan box is confirmed.

Receiving and returning your loans box:

The loan box is loaned for a minimum period of 1 week and a maximum period of 4 weeks. Schools/organisations local to BANES can collect the loans box on a pre-arranged date and time agreed with the Holburne Learning Team.

UK wide courier delivery can be arranged in agreement with the Holburne Learning Team. This is dependent on availability. The Loans Box must be returned on the pre-arranged date and time to avoid incurring further fees.

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