Object loans

The museum seeks to make the collections accessible through an intensive programme of short and long term loans to a number of partner institutions in London, the UK and abroad.

Please note that effective from 1 October 2017, as the museum re-focuses its resources ahead of its planned relocation to West Smithfield, we have increased our minimum deadlines for loan requests to 12 months for all types of loan, except for London non-National Museums for whom a 6 month deadline is still in operation.

Object requests will be limited to 5 objects per request.

For complex, large or costume and textile based loans, or for new long-term loans we recommend submitting your request as far as possible in advance of the opening date.

We will reassess our lending programme further in 2018 to confirm whether a moratorium on lending will be introduced to allow us to focus on relocating the collection. Loan requests for the period 2020 onward may be received but we may not be able to confirm our commitment to lend until a later date.

All lending commitments which have already been agreed will of course be honoured.

Loans policy

All loans from the Museum of London’s collections are subject to our loans policy and conditions (PDF 107kb).


Museum of London standard loan out costs (PDF 66kb, opens in new tab)

Contact us

Please contact the Museum of London Registrars in the first instance to discuss any potential loan:

email: [email protected]

tel: 020 7814 5589