History Boxes is a Leeds based company that provides resources for teachers and schools working on the History Curriculum in the Yorkshire area. I supply handling collections of historical reproductions for use in the school and classroom.
The topic boxes include Greek, Roman, Saxon, Viking, Norman, Medieval, Tudor, Civil War, Egyptians, Aztecs, Victorians, World War One and World War Two. Famous people and significant events are also covered. for example Florence Nightingale, The Great Fire of London and The Great Plague.
My husband, Dave Thirlwall, created and managed the living history programme at Murton Park in York for nearly 30 years. He decided to leave in May 2020 in order to help me further develop history Boxes due to the increase in demand.
Each box contains at least 25 items covering different aspects of life from a chosen period or a specific theme and come complete with teaching notes.
These objects can be used by teachers and pupils in a variety of ways…click for more
How to Hire
Hiring is a simple process, you can contact us via a number of methods including webmail and on the phone. It is far easier to organise over the phone.
The normal box hire is for 20 working days; this does not include weekends or holidays…click for more
We can tailor-make a box of artefacts to your specific needs. Recent boxes we have done include Christopher Columbus, Pirates and a comparative box between Iron Age and Victorians.
An extra charge of £10 per box for this service reflects the research and extra time it takes to put one together.
If you require a collection which is not in this list please contact us as many of the boxes have been developed from teacher led inquiries.