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Photograph of a loading bay showing a white panel van with its back doors wide open and tail lift resting on the raised concrete floor. Three men in blue and black work clothes are wheeling a large wooden crate into the back of the van. On the side of the crate are 2 black arrows pointing toward the top and with word 'FRAGILE'.
Object leaving Wellcome Collection, Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

We lend material from our collections to museums and galleries in the UK and worldwide, and welcome enquiries from all institutions, big or small. We are always happy to discuss potential loans and answer any questions you might have.

If you are interested in borrowing from us, please look at our Loans Out Policy, which outlines our loans process and conditions.  

You might also find our Loan display requirements document useful.

At a glance

  • To find items in our collection, please search our collections.
  • We require a minimum of nine months’ notice for all requests.
  • We usually lend a maximum of ten items per loan.
  • We don’t charge a loan fee, but you will need to cover any direct costs arising from the loan.
  • We will ask for a facilities report and environmental readings for the space in which you will display our loans.
  • We are working hard to be more environmentally sustainable, and this will be a consideration when we assess your loan request.
  • We will also consider access, diversity and inclusion when assessing loan requests. We aim to take a respectful and inclusive approach to our collections’ display and interpretation, and encourage our borrowers to do the same.
Loans Team020 7611 8858 / 8860