Museum in a Box

The Museum in a Box service aims to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to engage with the museum's collections in a way that will stimulate, support and enrich their learning.

The boxes provide a unique and rare opportunity to handle real artefacts as the majority of the objects are authentic and some are over 3,000 years old. Replica artefacts and replica costume are also available. 

The service operates on a half term basis. Boxes can also be booked during school holiday periods. Nurseries, Schools, Colleges, Universities and other organisations (with premises) are welcome to make bookings for a Museum in a Box.

Summary of Boxes

  • Prehistory
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Vikings
  • Medieval History
  • Aztecs & Native America
  • Tudors
  • Victorians
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • 19th & 20th-Century Life
  • World Cultures
  • Religion
  • Natural History
  • Art
  • Story Boxes


Prices range from £20 or £40 per school per half term (plus £40+VAT for delivery if required - our delivery service covers up to 25 miles from B7 4RQ). Boxes can be collected free of charge from the Museum Collection Centre in Nechells on designated dates.


For a full list of boxes including prices please download the Museums in a Box catalogue 2020-21 (PDF). 

If you intend to print the catalogue, please download the printer friendly Museums in a Box catalogue (PDF) which has no images.

How to Book a Box

To book a box please download the Booking Form 2020-21 (Word) and return the completed form to