Our Loans Service is operating as normal.

Please see details below about how to book and Covid-19 FAQs relating to these services.

Through the Somerset Heritage Loans Service, your school can borrow a wide range of real and replica Museum objects to support creative learning in the classroom.

Our packs contain a selection of resources, including genuine artefacts, models, printed materials and other useful information for teachers. Some of our items are very large, so please let us know if you’re short on storage space.

Themes Include


Prehistory, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Aztecs and Mayans, Romans, Saxons, Knights and Castles, Tudors, Great Fire of London.


Landscapes, Materials, Portraits, Printing, Sculpture, Sources of Design, Textiles and Weaving.

Natural History

Bones and Bodies, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Food Chains, Habitats, Rocks and Minerals, Wildlife, Teeth, Wind and Weather.


Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.

World Cultures

Africa, Arctic America, Australia, China, India, Music, Object Handling, Romany Life.

Local Studies

Somerset Maps, Somerset Life.

19th and 20th Century Life

Florence Nightingale, Homes, Inventions and Machines, John Hanning Speke, Seaside Holidays, Toys and Games, Transport, Victorians, First World War, Second World War.

We do have some items on other topics. Please enquire and we will check if we hold any relevant items.


To enquire about our loans service please fill in the form below.

    Tel: 01823 347451
    Email: learning@swheritage.org.uk