Boxes of Delight

Object Handling

Welcome to Boxes of Delight

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums loans box service

Booking a box:

Existing membership schools please get your bookings in now for 2022/23.

Individual bookings will be open to all from Monday 3rd October 2022.

For more info including how to become a member, see our FAQs or email


Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age & Prehistoric Britain

Ancient World

Romans, Greeks & Egyptians


Tudor Lives Battle of Flodden


Toys, Washday, Schoolroom, Home Life & Florence Nightingale

World War I

Home Front, Front Line

World War II

WWII, Evacuees & Battle of Britain

20th Century

Homes & Toys

Local History

Coal Mining, George and Robert Stephenson, Ship Building, Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead.


Dinosaurs and Fossils, Rocks & Fossils & Evolution

Additional Topics

Archaeology, Civil War, Compare Old & New, Seaside Holidays, Mystery Objects

Book of Delights

Activity ideas and games for use with your loans box

Adult Health and Wellbeing Boxes

Are you from a group of adult learners?