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.

A moratorium on lending from the collection will be introduced from 1 July 2020, to allow us to focus on relocating the collection to our new site in West Smithfield.

As our standard deadline for lending is 12 months, we are therefore no longer accepting loan requests, except for those from London non-National museums.

Requests from London non-National Museums (for whom a 6 month deadline is in operation) may be received up to 31 December 2019, for exhibitions opening before 1 July 2020.

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.

All lending commitments which have already been agreed will of course be honoured. We expect to re-open the lending programme within 6 months of opening our new museum (currently scheduled in 2023), and will provide further details in due course.

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]

tel: 020 7814 5589