Christmas Boxes of Delight: The Big Give campaign

Christmas Boxes of Delight: The Big Give campaign

This campaign is now closed - if you would like to support Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums you can do so here. 

We did it! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we raised £10,852. We are so very grateful to everyone who donated. As we exceeded our £10,000 target this means we will be able to provide even more resources and support for our five schools in Northumberland and Gateshead. School children will also have the opportunity to visit the Laing Art Gallery in autumn 2022 to see the Lindisfarne Gospels, as well as engaging in a workshop with our Learning team at the gallery. Watch this short film to see how our learning programmes  can enrich children's lives.  

Every £1 donated was doubled thanks to The Big Give online campaign, who pledged match funding. By supporting our campaign you are helping teachers take the museum directly into the classroom, enriching children’s learning with real hands-on experiences. Thank you. 

What teachers say about the Boxes of Delight

"The Boxes of Delight bring history alive to our pupils. They allow children to understand how events took place such as the Secret Bunker activity box - this was such a success with the pupils as they really understood how battle strategies worked. They have enjoyed discussing artefacts and comparing them to what we use today and understanding how life has changed over time. I believe the boxes give children a real insight to history and what life was like during the time period they are studying". 

"As a school we always have a yearly subscription to the boxes of delight – we wouldn’t be without them."

"The Boxes of Delight give the children lots of “hands on” experience with genuine artefacts.  The children in my class love exploring the Victorian toys when investigating old-fashioned toys."

Appeal supported by

Four Acre Trust -
John George Joicey Bequest
First -
MuseumNext -
Bernicia Foundation -
Durham Gin Distillery -
Pink Boutique -