Museums Loans Service

Looking for something to make lessons more exciting?

Want to introduce a selection of genuine historical artefacts into the classroom? Seeking to provide an exciting follow up to a site visit?

The Museums Loans Service offers schools and educational establishments the opportunity to examine a wide range of original and replica artefacts up close. Loans inspire a range of classroom activities to help deliver desired learning outcomes with enjoyment and fun! Our loan units include historical objects, replicas and useful resources covering a wide range of subjects taken from history, geography, world cultures, natural history, design & technology, science and religious education. Loans are chosen by theme from the Museums Loans Service catalogue and usually consist of at least two boxes or folders containing a collection of objects, resources and a Borrower’s Guide.


Contact us for a copy of our current catalogue, subscription and order forms.
Teaching staff are welcome to visit our museum stores at Stanley Street in Preston to view objects or discuss loans. Alternatively, we are happy to attend school staff meetings and INSET days with samples of loans resources.

Subscription Rates

1 loan £55
5 loans £165
10 loans £275
15 loans £412

Delivery and collection is included in the subscription and the boxes are with you for at least two weeks.


For more information or to subscribe, please contact Rachael or Debbie 01772 533050.
Museums Loans Service,
Stanley Street, Preston PR1 4YP

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