Museum TakeAway

The Museum TakeAway Service is a resource loans service for schools, colleges, community groups, care homes and many other organisations across the county.  There is a wide selection of boxes to hire, including natural history, social history, ancient history and culture.  Many of the themed boxes are curriculum-related - for example The Romans, World War II, Slavery, Judaism, and Traditional Toys.  For full details of the TakeAway range, please download the catalogue, or contact Please note that the annual subscription fee is £60 plus VAT per academic year or £10 per box.

Items from our loan boxes can be used in a multitude of ways to help children to develop their key skills of investigation and enquiry, interpretation and analysis, presentation and communication, as well as extending their historical knowledge and understanding. 

Click here to view our Takeaway Loans Service brochure.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 2pm – 5pm during term time and by arrangement during academic holidays.

Telephone 01242 775702 or email

Please see the Takeaway Terms and Conditions for more information.

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Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431