Order a Parliament Loan Box

Order a Parliament Loan Box

UK Parliament's loan box scheme provides students aged 7-14 with the resources and props to bring the work of Parliament to life.

About the loan box

Parliament's loan boxes are a free resource for schools. Develop classroom debates, introduce the concept of law making and support pupils' understanding of the democratic process through active learning.

A free teachers' resource book and poster, sent prior to your loan period, provides you with background information, activity ideas, lesson plans and step by step guides to enable your pupils to gain a real insight into the work of Parliament.

The loan box is free of charge. All delivery and collection details will be arranged by Parliament's Education Service.

What's inside the box

  • House of Commons and House of Lords backdrops
  • Speaker's robe
  • A Bill
  • Despatch Box
  • Mace 
  • Division bell

A visual version of the contents is available to download below.

How to order

Available dates are as follows:


  • Fully booked for the remainder of the academic year


  • 11 September - 9 October 2019
  •  6 November - 4 December 2019

To apply for a UK Parliament Loan Box please complete the online application form. For all other enquiries, please contact engage@parliament.uk.



Debate Activity

Debate Activity

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What's in the Parliament loan box?

What's in the Parliament loan box?

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