In the classroom: Handling Boxes

These boxes are available to hire for three weeks either before or after a school visit.

Bring the Victorians to your classroom and borrow one of our Victorian Treasure Chests - crammed with original Victorian artefacts (wherever possible) for pupils to handle and enjoy.

TC Children

With a minimum of 15 items, plus photos, posters, documents, an information booklet and activity ideas in each box, you’ll find our Victorian Treasure Chests an excellent teaching resource for all key stages.

Choose a box from our six themes:

  • Children
  • Children's Games (new)
  • Household
  • Laundry/Cleaning
  • Textiles
  • Victorian School

(We also have created a World War 2 Treasure Chest by request, which is now available for hire.This includes 2 boxes of archive and reproduction items, photographs and documents, and an evacuees' suitcase.)


TC Household

Colne Valley Museum is a charitable trust, and we rely on donations and voluntary staff to survive.

For this reason we charge a small fee of £20 per box plus a £40 returnable deposit.

Contact us

TC Laundary

For more information contact Sue Starr on 01484 659762
or email:

Example Contents

TC Textile

Our examples document is in Adobe PDF format and you may need the free Adobe Reader to be able to print the form.