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Covid-19 Safety statement: All objects in our Discovery Boxes have been thoroughly disinfected and quarantined before being packed in a sterile environment, ready for your use.

MonLife Learning Discovery Boxes

Get Hands-on with history with MonLife Learning’s Discovery Boxes!

Why use objects in the classroom?

Objects help us to make sense of the world around us. They enable us to make connections with people in the past and to understand more about different cultures and periods in time.

Objects offer multiple opportunities for skills development and, of course, they are the perfect way to inspire and engage young learners with history and heritage.

MonLife Learning offers a range of Discovery Boxes that enable you to delve into historical periods as diverse as the Romans, Tudors and WW2.

  • The Romans – Box 1 & 2
  • The Roman Military
  • The Medieval
  • Tudors
  • World War II
  • Victorians – Box 1 and 2
  • World War Two – Box 1 and 2

Each Discovery box comes complete with object information and a range of curriculum-linked activities.

Romans – Box 1 and 2

Our Roman boxes contain everything you need to explore everyday life in Roman Britain; from health and hygiene to house and home, childhood and religion.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. Romans Discovery Box 1 & Romans Discovery Box 2

Roman Military

This fabulous box contains legionary armour and clothing, cavalry equipment and much more to enable your pupils to get hands-on with life in the Roman army.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. Roman Military Discovery Box


Our Medieval box offers a snapshot of daily life in Medieval Britain. The box contains a selection of exciting objects to illustrate domestic and monastic life, the rich and the poor, including food and drink and medieval medicine.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. Medieval Discovery Box


From Tudor education to health and hygiene, costume to coins our Tudor Box has it all. Get hands-on and discover what life was like for children and adults in Tudor Britain.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. Tudors Discovery Box

Victorians – Box 1 and 2

Our Victorian boxes contain a wealth of objects that enable you to explore topics such as washday, Victorian schooling, toys and games and domestic life.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. Victorians Discovery Box 1 & Victorians Discovery Box 2

World War Two – Box 1 and 2

If you are exploring Evacuation, Rationing, Civil Defence and Make-do-and-Mend then these are the boxes for you! Our World War Two boxes are full of inspiring objects for learners to discover more about life on the Home Front.

Click on the links to view the Discovery Boxes inventory. World War Two Discovery Box 1 & World War Two Discovery Box 1

Each Discovery Box costs £50.00 per half term. The boxes can be collected from and returned to any of our three Museums in Abergavenny, Chepstow or Monmouth by prior arrangement.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle
The Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE
01873 854282

Chepstow Museum
Gwy House, Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EZ
01291 625981

Monmouth Museum
Market Hall, Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA
01600 710630

To hire a Discovery Box please contact:
helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk or karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact us to discuss your individual discovery box requirements.