The Palace’s resource loan box service is for schools, colleges, community groups and care homes in the area. The chance to handle actual and replica objects from the past is a unique experience that is fun and inspiring for all ages.
There are three boxes to hire: Homes in the Past, Victorian Lives and Tudor Lives. The boxes contain a large selection of real and replica objects, books, costume and photographs linked to their theme plus information about each object.
To book, contact email@example.com or call 020 7751 2432. Place your orders early to ensure the box you want is available. If you would like to arrange to view the boxes’ contents before bookings, please get in contact to arrange a convenient time.
The boxes are collected and returned by the borrower. Boxes can be collected and returned Monday-Fridaybetween 9am and 5pm. The standard loan period is two weeks. Prompt return is essential. Should you require a longer loan, please let us know when you book.
Care of loan boxes
All loan boxes contain “Guidelines for borrowers” which stress the importance of careful handling, usage, storage and packing of the artefacts to protect them from damage through handling or environmental factors such as damp, heat or strong sunlight. Items that can be worn will be clearly labelled. We should be notified immediately about any lost or damaged items to organise repair or replacement. In such cases, a charge will be incurred.
The cost of hiring one loan box is £20 per fortnight + VAT via invoice. Additional charges will apply for lost and damaged objects.