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CAT KIT loans collection

Touch the Past with a C·A·T handling kit of real archaeological finds! 

CAT KITs in the classroom
Pupils with a CAT KIT
Each CAT KIT is composed of:


  • Pottery sherds, animal bone and building materials of Roman, medieval and post-medieval date.

  • A booklet describing the finds, some teaching ideas for the classroom, links to our website and other useful information.

  • A Feely Bag

  • A pottery measuring chart

  • A CD of images (please contact if you do not have a CD drive and we can send these digitally)

  • All contained in a sturdy case

A whole load of CAT KITs
Loans charges

Canterbury Archaeological Trust is a charity and there is an administration charge to this service. The charge is £20 per loan, for one term or part of a term. If you have as many as three boxes at one time, you get a ‘3 for 2’ deal and pay total £40. This can be spread across year groups and throughout the academic year. 


Payment can be done through cash, or a cheque payable to ‘Canterbury Archaeological Trust’ when you collect your loans. Receipts are available on request. We can invoice your school but this incurs an extra VAT charge.

We occasionally have requests for a weekend loans, for which the charge will be discussed during booking.​ 

More resources

When you are using a CAT KIT, you should find these galleries useful: 

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