About Us

Dave and I have been involved with living history for over 30 years. I have been running History Boxes for over 20 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.

The running of 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.



Picking up and weighing a mail shirt was far more educational than drawing a picture from a book and making up the weight with stones!

Angela Hardman - Teacher North Yorkshire

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

Terms & Conditions

By making a booking you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

1) Artefacts must only be handled with close adult supervision.

2) Unfortunately we will have to charge for all losses and breakages.

You can read the full Terms and Conditions Here

Did You Know?

A Viking slave was known as a thrall. Nowadays if someone is captivated by something they are ‘enthralled’.