Loans boxes developed
with schools, for schools.
School Loans Service
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery’s
School Loans Service is both well-established
and expanding. It offers rare and inspiring
resources for schools. Our aim is to ensure
that pupils have the opportunity to engage
with the museum's collections in a way that
will stimulate, support and enrich their
The Service operates
on a half term basis. There are over 200
loans available to borrow ranging from a
cat’s skeleton to ancient Egyptian
funerary masks, Roman mosaics, Greek pots
and Roman togas.
Many of these have links with National Curriculum
subject areas such as Predators and Prey, Ancient
Egypt, Roman Settlers, Victorian Life, World
War II, Natural History, Toys of the Past,
Religious Studies and many more. These artefacts
can be used to support curriculum teaching
through artwork, role-play, literacy, numeracy
or hands-on investigation.
majority of the objects within the collection
are authentic and some are over 3,000 years
old. It is a rare opportunity to handle such
ancient artefacts and so great care and respect
must be taken when doing so.
Some boxes of replica artefacts and replica
costume are also available.
The Schools Loans boxes are also available for use by community groups, care homes and other organisations.
If you have any queries regarding the Schools Loans Service, please contact the Loans Bookings Officer (Colin Butler) on 0121 348 8260 or email