Treasure Chests

At a selection of the sites in our care, treasure chests full of replica historical artefacts are available for education groups to use during their visit.

Knife in leather sheath

Knife in leather sheath

Ever wondered how people kept clean in the medieval ages? Pondered how they entertained themselves? Perhaps you’d like to try on some medieval clothing or discover their gruesome method of treating toothache?

At a selection of the sites in our care, treasure chests full of replica historical artefacts are available for education groups to use during their visit. The items stimulate the senses and help children understand everyday life at each site - whether it be a castle, abbey or townhouse. Please enquire about the availability of the treasure chest when booking your visit.

Medieval treasure chests are available at the following sites:

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Castell Coch
  • Criccieth Castle
  • Kidwelly Castle
  • Valle Crucis

Tudor treasure chests are available at the following sites:

  • Plas Mawr Elizabethan House
  • Raglan Castle
  • Tretower Court & Castle

Each treasure chest contains ten themed collections of artefacts. You can download a resource for each collection below. If you would prefer Welsh language versions of the resources, please click on 'Cymraeg' at the top left of this page. Caernarfon Castle has additional replica artefacts for use by education groups, and a separate resource details those artefacts.

Medieval Treasure Chest Key Stage 2 activity sheets are available at this link.