Cheltenham museum and art gallery's 'take away' service
This offers boxes of resources, artefacts and objects which can be used in many different ways. Year 11 art students have been sketching animal skulls, exotic shells and natural forms; year 8 are working from a box of vintage mechanical toys; year 7 have been inspired by a collection of stuffed birds in display boxes. We are sure that most - if not all - subjects could make excellent use of this resource.
You book a specific box / collection, collect it from the museum and keep it for up to six weeks. There is no fee as the art department have already paid :) Further details and a link to the catalogue are here.