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Museum Insurance and Art Gallery Insurance

At Ecclesiastical, we understand the complexities of insuring museums and their collections and provide a specialist approach to museum insurance and insurance for art galleries. We are able to offer specialist covers and risk management advice to independent, local authority, historic houses and contemporary museums, art galleries and heritage centres of all sizes.

We understand that museums and art galleries are unique and have individual needs. Our specialist approach means that we are prepared to be flexible and work with customers to match their individual needs.

What type of art gallery insurance or museum insurance do you need?

You will need to think about what you use your space for.  Do you run a small, independent museum or a large art exhibition showcasing popular collections? Do you hire your premises to other organisations? You may need to be insured against damage or theft.

Employee liability insurance for museums and galleries covers all staff and public liability insurance will cover visitors for injury or damage. It can also cover injuries that occur during activities and events taking place on your premises.

Whatever your situation, you can choose from our wide range of cover so you get the exact insurance you need and only pay for what’s important to your museum or art gallery.

As well as property damage, our comprehensive package can also provide cover for:

  • Specialist art and antiques and all types of collectable 

  • Exhibitions 

  • Business interruption 

  • Employee and public liability 

  • Trustee indemnity

For more information, you can read an overview of our heritage insurance.

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    Quote from Bowes Museum

    “We chose Ecclesiastical for a variety of reasons, principally because of their specialism in fine art and because they understood our business more than other companies. We felt that they were in tune with our raison d’etre.

    We also liked the fact that they came to see us and got to know us beforehand and their quote represented good value for money”.

    Dr Jane Whittaker, Head of Collections, The Bowes Museum

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.