The V&A supports an ambitious programme of loans, as a key means of making our collections more widely available to the public and enhancing the reputation of the V&A as the world’s leading museum of art and design.
We contribute objects to hundreds of exhibitions and displays in the UK and around the world every year in order to promote, support and develop the UK creative economy by inspiring designers and makers and, by stimulating enjoyment and appreciation of design.
We also encourage the use of our collections to supplement permanent displays in other museums, regional galleries and historic buildings and has around 1,800 objects on long-term loan throughout the UK. A selection of these can be seen below.
All loans are subject to the V&A Loans Policy and Conditions. Potential borrowers can find further guidance on how to borrow from the V&A and how much it costs here:
Loans from the V&A are managed by the Loans Section, which can be contacted on: Loans_Section@vam.ac.uk
Furniture at Spencer House
The V&A has an important group of 18th-century furniture on loan to London’s Spencer House.
Furniture at Cliffe Castle Museum
At Cliffe Castle, Keighley our objects have played a role in re-creating lost interiors.
Inlaid Room at Sizergh Castle
At Sizergh Castle, near Kendal in the Lake District panelling from the Inlaid Chamber is displayed in the location for which it was made in the 16th Century.