Nottingham Museums

Access Artefacts

With over 11,000 museum artefacts available to loan, our handling collection is one of the most comprehensive heritage and educational services available in the country.

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History at your fingertips

Held in a dedicated store close to Wollaton Park, and managed by experienced museum staff to accreditation standards, Access Artefacts supplies loan objects to schools and community groups with over 8,500 users annually.

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For schools

The collection covers a huge range of themes, including social history, archaeology, geology, industrial history, the natural sciences and others.

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Galleries to Go

Meet Professor Clutter, a museum curator who brings handling objects from Access Artefacts into your school and transforms your classroom into a museum.

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Schools Resource Boxes

Developed to meet the requirements of the national curriculum from Foundation to Key Stage 3, Resource Boxes contain between 10 and 20 objects related to a specific theme as well as information, planned activities and a fact sheet.

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For the community

Access Artefacts is a resource used by community groups, care homes, private art enthusiasts, charities and churches.

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Community Resource Boxes

Resource boxes contain up to 20 objects chosen to reflect a specific theme or user group. Packaged in museum cases, they include an information pack, resources, planned activities and a specification for each item.

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Reminiscence Boxes

Step back in time with a Reminiscence Box containing items from our more recent shared history.

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Get in touch

For more information or to make a booking call 0115 876 1420, email access.artefacts@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or fill in our contact form.

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