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19 March 2020: Our Picture Library service remains open, but enquiries may be answered more slowly than usual.
Our Picture Library has thousands of images illustrating the history of London and its people, from prehistoric times to the present.
These include images from our collections of paintings, prints and drawings, photography, printed ephemera and 3D objects including archaeological artefacts, costume and jewellery. We also have images and footage from the Port of London Authority Collection.
You need permission to reproduce our images. If you are interested in licensing Museum of London images or footage from our unique archive please contact us with details of what images you want to license and how you want to use them.
Please remember to let us know your deadlines so we can prioritise urgent requests. We can help you find the images you require and arrange licences and fees. We can also organise new photography of objects from the collections. The income generated from charging for licensing and photography contributes towards maintaining the Museum.
Images suitable for licensing can be viewed and ordered for editorial use from www.museumoflondonimages.com (external link). If you cannot find the image or licence you require please email us.
You can search for, order and purchase a huge range of prints to enhance any living or working space, from www.museumoflondonprints.com (external link).
Museum of London
London EC2Y 5HN
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 7814 5604/5612
Following the recent advice from the government and Public Health England surrounding COVID-19, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will be closed to the public as of Thursday 19 March.
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community are of utmost importance to us and this decision is in response to increasing concerns surrounding COVID-19.
We will continue to closely review the advice from Public Health England and monitor the current situation of COVID-19 to keep people up to date on our plans.
Please check www.museumoflondon.org.uk for updates from the museum.