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Handling Boxes

Bring your site visit to life and book a box of high quality handling objects to use as part of your experience with accompanying support materials available to download.


These boxes offer fun opportunities for hands-on learning and can be used in a variety of ways to help bring the past to life or provide inspiration for creative responses. Best of all they can be used with learners of all ages and abilities.

For booking details search our schools activity programme

Theme Available at Support Material
Neolithic Life Skara Brae Coming soon
Iron Age Orkney Coming soon
Pictish Life St Vigeans Museum
Meigle Museum
PDF icon Pictish Life Handling Box
Vikings Orkney & Shetland Coming soon
Medieval Castle Aberdour Castle
Blackness Castle
Bothwell Castle
Caerlaverock Castle           
Doune Castle
St Andrews Castle
Urquhart Castle
PDF icon Medieval Castle Life

PDF icon Gaelic version
Medieval Abbeys Arbroath Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Elgin Cathedral
Inchcolm Abbey
Iona Abbey
Melrose Abbey
PDF icon Medieval Abbey Life
Medieval Priories Ihcmahome Priory Available on site
Victorian Life Duff House Coming soon                                                   
World War 1                              Stirling Castle PDF icon Stirling Castle World War 1
Word War 2 Stirling Castle PDF icon Stirling Castle World War 2

Contact us

Learning Services
Historic Scotland
Holyrood Park Educ. Centre
1 Queen’s Drive
Tel: +44 (0)131 652 8155

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