Rent an in-classroom activity kit
Toys & Games
Travel back in time with your class to the days before technology and unleash hours of fun with a box filled with 20+ toys and games replicas inspired by the 1850â€™s.
All About School
Rules. Discipline. More Rules. Transform your classroom into a one-room schoolhouse with 30 slates and pencils. Let your minds discover the advances in teaching and learning over the centuries.
Immerse your classroom down to the last thread. This box includes 13 boys vests and 16 girls skirts and aprons, all in various sizes. Supplement this box by suggesting to your class to wear dress pants and blouses!
Quill Pen Writing
Time to ditch the pencils and pick up a feather! Test out your spelling and storytelling with 30+ quill pens and ink!
All About Wool
You cannot be the best dressed without the wool to make your clothes come to life. Learn how to make your own thread by using one of 17 drop spindles and use one of 10 lucets to begin to knit your creation into life.
Book Your Backus Box Here
$12 for a one-week rental per Backus Box.
Each rental is subject to a $20 flat fee to cover replacement of supplies that get used up overtime.
Read our Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to pick up or return your Backus Box on the scheduled date, or if you decide to cancel your reservation, please call the Carriage House Office immediately at 519-762-3072
Cancellations should be made at least two weeks before the scheduled pick-up date.
This is essential. We often have a waiting list of teachers anxious to use the boxes.
A cancellation fee ($25) will be charged for all cancellations not reported two weeks in advance.
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Backus Boxes can be booked at any time throughout the year, however, to ensure your class priority we recommend that you book several weeks prior to the date of your intended use.
As we often have a waiting list for rentals, Box reservations will be accepted
until 4 p.m of the week prior to your date of visit.
Rent Backus Box Request Form
Booking an education group
Plan Your Visit
Museum tours can be booked at any time, however, to ensure your class priority, we recommend that you book several weeks prior to the date of your intended visit.
Confirm Your Visit
Your visit is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email. If you have not received an email within one week of booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-762-3072.
Pay for Your Visit
Please pay online down below or bring a cheque or major credit card for the full amount agreed upon on the day of your visit. Cheques should be made payable to Tyrconnell Heritage Society. Invoices can be provided.
Plan for Arrival
The Backus-Page House Museum is open from 10:00am - 4:30pm. Alternate times can be arranged based on your needs. Activity times are based upon your arrival and departure times.
Full Day(6 activities)
$11 per student
$220 minimum charge
Free for supervisors
Half Day(3 activities)
$5.50 per student
$110 minimum charge
Free for supervisors
Half Day(with 1 make and take)
$6.50 per student
$130 minimum charge
Free for supervisors
Book Your Visit Here
Bookings will be accepted until 4:00pm of the week prior to your date of visit.
Book by Phone519-762-3072
Mail in Booking Form
Download booking form (below) and email completed form to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload Booking Form View Code of Conduct
View Code of Conduct
The Provincial Code of Conduct applies to everyone visiting the Backus Page House Museum. Please ensure that your students and supervisors are aware.
Additionally the following is unacceptable:
- Conduct which is harmful to the exhibits and displays is prohibited
- Food or drink outside the designated eating areas
View Supervisor Requirements
A minimum number of supervisors of 1 : 6 is recommended.
Supervisors are required to:
- Remain with their students at all times
- Be responsible for discipline at all times
Groups will not be admitted to activity stations without supervisors. If a group becomes disorderly during an activity, the group's supervisor may be asked to remove the group.