The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is delighted to offer a series of boxes packed with objects and activities that relate to the medical history of Scotland.

These boxes include historical objects and archives that are safe and easy to handle in a classroom setting. Every box includes everything teachers and students need to learn about specific parts of medical history including epidemics, public health and hygiene, quacks, medical inventions, and medicinal plants.

The boxes are available for P6, P7 and secondary teachers in the Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian and West Lothian catchment areas to loan a month at a time. If you are not from these areas and are still interested in borrowing a box please get in touch and we will see if we can help.

We welcome all schools to email museum@rcpe.ac.uk for more information or to book a box.

Boxes are cleaned between loans to ensure they are COVID safe.

Click on the links below to learn more about the boxes on offer.

Bookings can be made now and loans will begin in January 2022.