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Educational loan boxes

Educational loan boxes containing museum objects and covering a variety of historical topics and age ranges from EYFS to Key Stage 2, are available for hire from Milestones. Please download our leaflet (pdf) from the link below, and email us to enquire about topics and availability.

Milestones Loan Box Leaflet March 2023.pdf

To enquire about or book a loan box, please fill out our form.

Local History Mystery films

A series of very short films, linked to the Primary History Curriculum, each focusing on one local object from Hampshire Cultural Trust's museum collections. Originally published on our Culture on Call website, these resources are for teachers, home-schooling parents or anyone with an interest in history.

Can you solve the Local History Mystery?

KS2 Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age & Local History Study:
KS2 The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain & Local History Study:
KS2 Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots & Local History Study:
KS2 Crime and Punishment & Local History Study:

Free downloadable lesson plans - Local History resources

Download these classroom starter lesson plans for local Basingstoke and Hampshire history and the Civil War. The downloads include all resources for an introduction to our sister site, Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War:

We hope you find these resources useful in the classroom, and we look forward to welcoming schools back to our venues.


Online collections

Only a small fraction of Hampshire's collections are on public display at any one time. See images and learn more about our collections, including Toys & Games and Archaeology, through our searchable online catalogue here.


What does a Conservator do?

Ever wondered how we care for museum objects? Or what a day in the life of a Conservator is like? Watch this short [2:56] YouTube film to see Claire Woodhead ACR at work in the lab.

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