We are experts in the relocation of rare artefacts and specially trained in the sensitive handling, preparation, packaging and transportation of museum collections and exhibitions.
When planning to move your museum or its collections, we ensure the relocation of irreplaceable artefacts and archives is meticulously planned, including:
- sensitive handling of delicate or fragile items
- specialist packing and packaging to archival standards
- secure transportation in accordance with government indemnity guidelines
- secure and appropriate storage and transportation environments
We prepare detailed methodologies for the safe packing and transportation of a wide range of items from natural history specimens and archival records to major exhibits.
Our project managers discuss your museum's needs with you and build a close relationship with your staff by close observation of their operating methods in order to identify your project's special requirements. This way they can devise a bespoke moving plan designed specifically for your collection in order to ensure it is handled in the most professional way possible.
Should your museum need to continue functioning throughout the move, we design detailed plans of responsibilities, access and risk assessment, timetabling all work, in order to minimise disruption and intrusion to exhibit space.
Packaging, storage and transportation
If you need to store your collections off site, we have created the right storage environment for you to meet PD5454 2012 standard. We ensure that every item is carefully packed and protected using the right material to safeguard against decay even when stored in the right temperature and humidity conditions. The success of any museum move depends to a great extent on the skilful packing and care taken by our removal team. Our full-time, highly experienced and trained packing teams provide a dedicated service to our museums and heritage customers, providing support, advice and knowledge, and ensuring that everything is completed to the highest standards.
Our storage facility incorporates a unique barcode tracking system, which means that we can retrieve any single item at a moment's notice.
Our fleet of custom-designed vehicles, all with GPS tracking, tail lift facility and temperature control, means we can provide various transportation options. We will advise you on which option best meets your needs.
Museums we have helped
We are privileged to have had the opportunity to work on many significant museum projects including:
Charles Dickens Museum; British Library; Maritime Museum; Natural History Museum; Imperial War Museum; Ashmolean Museum; Museum of English Rural Life; Museum of London; Science Museum; Fleet Air Arm Museum; Royal Naval Museum; National Museum of Wales; St Fagans, Cardiff; Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon; Leeds City Museum; National Railway Museum; Great North Museum.
Our impeccable track record of museum projects has established us as the heritage sector's most reliable and trusted move partner.