About Us

Dave and I have been involved with living history for over 30 years. I have been running History Boxes for the last 16 years. Our own 2 children have had a wonderful opportunity to study history with a real hands on approach.

Seeing their enjoyment of this unique learning experience has helped us to develop this service. Our eldest, Helen is currently working as a teacher and of course using the resources.

Running the hugely successful living history project at Murton Park near York has given Dave a wealth of knowledge and expertise in meeting teacher’s requirements and providing living history education.

In fact the idea for the history boxes was customer led in that teachers were asking for artefacts that they could use in the classroom.



Without the support, advice and resources provided by History Boxes we would have been unable to create our Centenary WWI learning corridor.

Sue Jones – Head-teacher – Ganton School

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

Living History Events

Come and see us at Bolton Castle on 7th and 8th June for a 15th century living history event in conjunction with the Richard III Society.

We help launch North Yorkshire Moors Park summer season at Danby Visitor Centre on July 27th with a multi-period event.

Did You Know?

Both Egyptian men and women wore make-up and jewellery. They wore mineral powder on the face and kohl around the eyes which kept away the flies.