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Dissolution of the Monasteries

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Loan Box 4

If you are studying the Tudors it is worth borrowing this  box to discover why Henry VIII closed down Chertsey Abbey.  It can also be used if you are looking at the Vikings, as they attacked the Abbey killing ninety of the monks.

  • Spout and part of green glazed dish
  • Abbey tile with triangular design
  • Abbey tile with square design
  • Abbey tile with winged creature
  • Abbey tile with Bishop’s head
  • 3 Abbey tiles spelling ‘GOD”
  • Medieval roof tile
  • 15th century pee-pot
  • Medieval money box
  • Pilgrim's badge of King Henry VI
  • Black wool material (as worn by monks)
  • Book: "Focus on Chertsey Abbey"
  • Book: "Arthurian and Knightly Art"
  • Map of Chertsey Abbey, 1484
  • 2 x manuscript images of monks
  • Book: "Why Did Henry VIII marry six times?"
  • Book: "Henry VIII & His Six Wives"
  • Book: "Investigating History - The Tudors"
  • Rosary
  • 4 coins of Henry VII and VIII

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Loan Boxes Terms and Conditions

School membership includes free use of a range of Loan Boxes and Resource Boxes. Loan boxes contain original artefacts as well as replicas, whereas resource boxes only contain replicas.

To borrow museum resources schools first have to join the membership scheme. If you book and collect a resource without being a member you are agreeing to become a member and your school will automatically be invoiced for the annual membership fee.

  • Each school may borrow up to TWO loan boxes for one week at a time. If the box is available for a second week (when you come to collect it) we can extend the loan for a further week.
  • Box loans are from 12:45pm on Saturday to 12:30pm on the Saturday of return.
  • Loan boxes contain original artefacts and replicas, whereas resource boxes only contain replicas.
  • Boxes must never be left unattended in a vehicle.
  • Boxes are allocated on a first­-come, first-­served basis.
  • Boxes can be collected and returned anytime during our opening hours, but please allow 15 minutes before closing.
  • Boxes can be collected and returned outside of opening hours by appointment, please call us to confirm we will be available to see you.
  • If you have any problems about delivery or collection please telephone the museum immediately.
  • There is a £25 charge for late returns.
  • There will be a charge for lost or damaged items based on the value of the object and the cost of repair/replacement.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Loan boxes are currently being quarantined for a week between schools. Therefore we will not be able to extend the borrowing time.

JANUARY 2021 - Please note that loan boxes will not be available to borrow from the start of the Christmas holiday until 30th January. This is due to the museum being closed for painting.