Archaeological loan boxes

Get hands-on with Surrey's past with the help of the Surrey County Archaeological Unit loan boxes. We have a number of boxes available:

  • Prehistoric (choice of two boxes available)
  • Roman
  • Medieval and Tudor
  • First and Second World War
  • Woking Palace
  • MiniDigs - Be an archaeologist and excavate real finds

Roman loan boxEach box is packed with real artefacts excavated from archaeological sites around Surrey, and replica items to show you what they would have originally looked like. They also each come with a teachers pack containing information about the artefacts, a summary of the period, case studies of Surrey sites and suggested activities.

Each box costs £30 to hire for two weeks and must be collected and returned to the Surrey History Centre in Woking.

If you would like more information, or to book a loan box, please contact the Community Archaeologist on email: or telephone: 01483 518737