Packing and Transport

It is the responsibility of the borrower to arrange and pay for packing and transport, with a company that has been approved by the Royal Armouries.

All transport must be carried out in line with the Museums Libraries and Archives Council’s Guide to Transport Conditions under the Government Indemnity Scheme. A PDF copy of this can be downloaded.

At least one Royal Armouries courier (more if necessary) will accompany all loans, to care for the objects during transit and install them in their display case on arrival. This will also be required when a loan is returned.

All couriers in the UK or overseas must be booked business class tickets for rail journeys and flights.


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Did you know?

Stainless Steel

Harry Brearley, chief metallurgist, of Thomas Firth & Sons of Sheffield, England, discovers martensitic chromium stainless steel in 1913 while seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels for the British Government.