Motoring Loans Boxes

These boxes give you the perfect opportunity to handle original and replica items sourced from Beaulieu’s object collections, archives and library and include artefacts, photos and supporting material. They’ll also serve as excellent prompts for intergenerational work and role playing. Lots of educational fun to be had for a nominal fee per half term.

Themes include:

Motoring Items

Camping and Caravanning - focusing on items from the Caravan Club Collection and the theme of eating outside, this box contains original artefacts, replica food and photographs.

Car Maintenance - this box contains various items relating to maintenance of cars over the decades.

Carnival - two boxes are available containing carnival and fairground related items including dressing up clothes, original and replica photographs and vehicle models.

Days Out - This vintage suitcase and loans box contains items relating to days out by car including maps, I Spy books and vintage swimming costumes.

Horns - have fun investigating a variety of sounds with vintage horns from decades of motoring history.


Lamps - discover how car lights developed with a range of original lamps from the dawn of motoring through to the 1950s.

Mods and Rockers - discover the era of the Mods and Rockers with dressing up clothes, objects, music and photographs from the 1960s.

Motor Sport and Land Speed Record Breakers - containing replica Land Speed Record photograph albums, dressing up clothes, motor sport items and original vintage mechanics' tools.

Stop, Look and Listen - understand road safety with a box focused on how cars and British law have been devloped to make driving safer.

Touring - concentrating on motor tours abroad and in England, this box contains a range of vintage cameras and photographs.

Travelling Games - have fun playing games from across the ages with a range of replica and original car and travelling themed games.

Victorians – discover the Victorian era with dressing up clothes, photographs and original artefacts relating to motoring at the time.

Weddings - this box contains dressing up items and film and photographs relating to motoring and weddings.

War Years – developed to complement our Covert Operations and War Years programmes, these two boxes contain a selection of original and replica artefacts. One box focuses on ARP, blackouts and other voluntary services whilst the other tells the story of rationing and life for children and families during the war.

Suitable for KS1, 2, 3, 4, for children/students/adults with special educational needs and intergenerational work.

Further details on request on 01590 614786.