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Hands-on learning for schools offers sessions based around our unique collections and a choice of over 1500 loan boxes for use in the classroom.

Handling objects is a key element in our sessions. Our flexible programme allows you to choose loan boxes, sessions, or a mixture according to your needs.

Visit our Loans Online site to browse or book loan boxes. If you haven't used the site before there are guidance notes to help you. Please scroll down to the end of the page to view them.

Click 'more' to see all the content in each category.

'Reading Museum is recognised as having one of the best loans services in the whole of the UK…nearly eight out of ten Primary Schools in the locality used its services in the last academic year.’  Museum Related Learning in the South East of England 2002-2012.

You can find out more about hands-on learning for schools by watching a short film. Please follow the youtube link at the end of this page.

Loan Boxes

Membership and Prices

Sessions

Exploring history through objects
NEW FOR 2017 This session has been designed to support the study of Prehistory in Britain.

Date published: 17 Nov 2016

Huntley & Palmers biscuit catalogue
This session has been designed to support the study of local history in the Victorian period.

Date published: 03 Nov 2016

Children in a Victorian Christmas session
This session has been designed to support the study of Victorian family life at Christmas.

Date published: 03 Nov 2016

Teachers' Resources

Year 6 Class Tapestry
We run FREE after school training sessions three times a year on different themes. We take inspiration from the museum's fantas...

Date published: 08 Oct 2015

Reading Abbey ruins
Downloadable ideas sheets and a lesson plan to aid teaching and learning about Reading Abbey.

Date published: 20 Jan 2015

Building a Castle
Online resources to support the study of the Bayeux Tapestry and our workshop session.

Date published: 12 Dec 2014


Downloads:
File format File title Summary File size
PDF

Reading Museum floor plan

820KB

PDF

How to search for boxes online

How to search for boxes

814KB

PDF

How to book loan boxes - guide for member schools

How to book boxes for members

1.1MB

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Related Websites:

Hands-on Learning film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b...


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