Museum resources to support learning

Headteachers, Teachers
Don't forget to book your museum box loans for term 5

We would just like to remind you that we (the Oxfordshire Museums Service) are available for support, physical and digital resources (and hopefully workshops as restrictions loosen). If you have any questions or require any support or resources don’t hesitate to email us on

We delivered box loans into schools this term to support learning (online and in school) and will be doing so again in terms 5 and 6. Our box loans continue to be as popular as ever, with new and additional boxes being created, and existing ones enhanced to provide more examples from your local area. We deliver the boxes to you and collect them at the end of your loan period. If you are interested in booking a box loan for any term this academic year, please email the team. For term 5 we will be offering a free ‘ask the expert’ / ‘Q and A session’ with certain topics from some of our loan’s boxes.(these will focus on Oxfordshire’s History)

Our boxes cover a wide range of topics across Key Stages One and Two, whether you’re looking for an exciting introduction to your topic, some excellent resources for investigation or some inspiration for creation there is plenty on offer. Remember these boxes can be used across the curriculum including art, and literacy as well as history.

You can follow @OxonMuseum on twitter for updates on the activities of the Learning and Access team, and please feel free to share yours with us there too- we’d love to see how you use our resources.

In other news the Oxfordshire History Centre and Oxfordshire Museums Service have launched a new website, exploring Oxfordshire School History –

How has Oxfordshire school life changed over the past 150 years? How did local authorities respond to the need to deliver universal elementary education? What archives records, photographs and objects can I find in History Centre and Museums collections to help me delve deeper into the subject?

We shall be announcing more engagement activities around the school history theme, later this spring and summer.

Any questions or requests please contact us.

Look forward to hearing from you very soon