The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has a collection of Museum in a Box loan kits which are available for loan to schools in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Our loan kits are designed to be used with students from p5 to S2 and are 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.

All loan kits must be picked-up and returned to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ.

Our loan kits are now fully booked for the 2024-2025 school year. If you would like to join our waiting list, in the case of a cancellation, please do so via our Eventbrite or email us at If you would like to be notified when the next round of loan kits become available or find out any more information, please email us at

Click on the links below to learn more about the Museum in a Box loan kits on offer.