Our Range of Discovery Boxes

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Enrich your curriculum and engage students of all ages with classroom resources that support high quality teaching and improve young people’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

The Discovery Box offers a hire service which is available to teachers nationwide who are looking for physical teaching resources to enhance their pupil’s learning in a whole range of subjects from KS1 to KS5.

Whether you are a secondary school history teacher, looking to hire genuine artefacts from WW2 or a primary school teacher looking for artefacts and physical teaching resources to bring your topic of the Roman Empire to life, we can help!

We deliver everything to you by courier and collect it at the end of the hire period – it really is that simple!

Please browse our list below and if you cannot see what you are looking for – please ask by calling 01425 480095 or by using our online enquiry form:

Enquiry Form

Our History, Cultural and RE boxes each contain 24 different artefacts which come with their own fact card – an example of which is pictured below. Our Teaching of the Arts boxes contain between 10 to 24 artefacts.

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All of our fact cards are now available to teachers as a free resource which can be downloaded by clicking the following link:

Fact Cards

Please note, in addition to the weekly hire fees listed below, the cost for sending the box to you by courier and collecting it at the end of the hire period will be added to our invoice. All charges are subject to VAT at 20%.


Africa – £46.50 a week
African Masks – £46.50 a week
African Musical Instruments – £46.50 a week
Australasia – £46.50 a week
Caribbean – £46.50 a week
Central & South American – £46.50 a week
China – £46.50 a week
Chinese Opera Masks – £46.50 a week
India – £46.50 a week
Japan – £48.50 a week
Native American Indian – £46.50 a week
Tibet (with Buddhism) – £42.00 a week
Venetian Masks – £42.00 a week
World Christmas – £46.50 a week
World Puppets – £46.50 a week
World Textiles Box – £46.50 a week
World Toys & Games – £46.50 a week


Islam – £46.50 a week
Judaism – £45.00 a week
India with Hinduism – 46.50 a week
Tibet with Buddhism – £42.00 a week
World Christmas – £46.50 a week


African Masks – £46.50 a week
African Musical Instruments – £46.50 a week
Chinese Opera Masks – £46.50 a week
World Textiles – £46.50 a week


Ancient Egypt – £48.50 a week
Ancient Greece – £49.50 a week
Stone Age to Iron Age – £49.50 a week
The Romans – £49.50 a week
Vikings & Saxons – £49.50 a week
World War 2 – £46.50 a week
Changes Within Living Memory – £39.50 a week

To enquire about any of our Discovery Boxes and their availability, please call us on 01425 480095 or use our enquiry form by clicking the following link: Enquiry Form

Can’t see what you need?

The Discovery Box is working with teachers across the country to build upon our existing range of Discovery Boxes to cover the new national curriculum in all subject areas.

For more information about how we can help support your teaching please click here

*The Discovery Box is a trading name for Multicultural Resources Ltd.