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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.

As we prepare to move to a new home in West Smithfield in the coming years, the museum has a moratorium on lending from the collection, effective from 1 July 2020. This will allow us to focus on the important preparation work needed to relocate the collection.

All lending commitments which have already been agreed will be honoured. We expect to re-open the lending programme within 6 months of opening our new museum in 2026, and will provide further details in due course.

If you would like to look at licensing images from the collection as an alternative, please contact our picture library.

Our policy, costs and contacts remain below for use by venues with whom we have already agreed loans.

Loans policy

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


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]