Arts and Culture insurance

Protecting a diverse and evolving sector

We have over 135 years of experience protecting culturally significant locations and a passion for the arts. Combined with in-house art historians and insurance expertise, we’re well-placed to understand the unique nature of your buildings, collections and operations.
Our long term, strong relationships with key bodies in the sector mean we’re part of the community in which we serve.
tickBuildings and contents cover
Including minor contract works.
tickLiability covers
Including Employers’ liability, Hirers’ liability and Trustees’ and Management liability.
tickBusiness interruption
Including loss of attraction, ticketing suppliers and external exhibitions.
tickEquipment breakdown
Including cover for fire safety curtains or lighting.
tickFine art and collections
Including cover for exhibitions and items on loan.
tickReputational risks
Support includes legal and Public Relations costs.
tickLoss of licence
Including wedding and premises licences.

Why choose Ecclesiastical?

tickWe’re the leading insurer of Grade I listed buildings and are involved in insuring many UNESCO UK World Heritage sites.
tickBuilding valuations from our in-house team to give you confidence in your sums insured at no additional cost (subject to underwriting criteria).
tickThe Ecclesiastical Heritage Index - tracks the cost of materials and labour associated with traditional construction methods to reduce the risk of underinsurance over time.
tickAccess to a library of risk guidance, our award-winning risk team* via our risk advice line and our network of trusted suppliers.
tickService excellence from our award-winning claims team* with direct access to a claims handler dedicated to your case.
tickEmergency customer helplines for a public relations crisis and media assistance.

*Awards and accreditation

British Insurance Awards logo - Specialist Company of the Year CIR Risk Management Awards 2022 - Risk Management Specialist Company of the Year Chartered Insurance Brokers Gracechurch outstanding claims service quality award 2024 Insurance Times claims excellence awards winner - Claims product solution of the year - insurer
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The summary of cover is an outline of the standard cover provided under the policy and is not personalised to you. The cover you choose will depend on your circumstances and will be shown on your policy schedule. The schedule will also detail some changes we have made relating to infectious and communicable diseases and cyber-related incidents.

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