Artefact Loan Packs

Hampshire Cultural Trust has a small loan collection of packs of objects for handling in the classroom. Schools, colleges, and adult education classes frequently make use of them. Each pack comes with teacher's notes and suggestions for using the pack. The following loan packs are available:-

1. Roman Artefacts Pack

Contains a selection of real Roman artefacts, including pieces of Roman pottery from pots of different shapes and functions, pieces of floor, wall and roofing tile, a bronze brooch, oyster shells, and replica Roman coins. Useful for KS2 Romans, KS3 Roman Empire (European Study before 1914).

2. Fossil Pack

Contains a variety of fossil sea animals, such as ammonites, belemnites, fossil shells and trilobites.

3. Flint Implements Pack

Examples of stone tools made by people in prehistoric times, from handaxes over 100,000 years old to flint tools of Neolithic farmers 5000 years old. Useful for studying the earliest people in your area as part of local history, or the evolution of people and culture in biology.

4. Medieval Artefacts Pack 

Contains a selection of real medieval artefacts including pieces of pottery, building materials, metal objects and replica coins. Useful for KS3 Britain 1066-1500.

Loan Conditions 

Loan packs must be collected from the Museums office, and returned there by an agreed date. The normal loan period for loan packs is two weeks.

The loan fee is £5 per pack for each two week period. The fee is due on collection of the pack unless otherwise agreed. Cheques should be made payable to Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Teachers are requested to check the contents of the pack on receipt, and again before return, and to inform the Venues and Learning Manager of any missing, or damaged items.

There is a heavy demand for these packs at certain times of the year, so please ensure that you book your pack well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Other Loan items

A small collection of miscellaneous objects relating to the following subjects can be borrowed from Winchester Museums free of charge for educational purposes:

  • Palaeolithic Hand axes
  • Iron Age
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • World War II
  • Finds bags

To book an artefact loan pack please contact Robin Iles, Venues and Learning Manager, at 01962 826 741 or email: