Museum Relocations

Specialised Movers strive recognise that each Museum is unique and has its own specific individual requirements. . We understand how critical it is to work closely with the Curator – they know and understand their museum and its artefacts better than anyone. We therefore take great care in listening and learning frmo them, and tailoring our lifting and relocation techniques to meet their exact needs.

When undertaking Museum Moves, detailed move plans need to be drawn up and followed with the utmost discipline. Great care is taken when packing, wrapping and transporting items. All Specialised Movers’ staff are trained and experienced in moving fine art and vulnerable museum pieces. Our vehicles are on air-ride suspension, providing a smoother journey, and are also equipped with tail-lifts to ease loading and unloading.


Jorvik Viking Centre

One of our high risk item removals involved the relocation of a 9th Century Sarcophagus for Jorvik Viking Centre in York.

Our lifting division were employed to move a 1 tonne coffin dating back from the very earliest York Viking settlements. This coffin required moving from its present location to a new exhibition stand across 2 floors. After tireless risk analysis and structural tests, Specialised Movers successfully completed the relocation using a range of specialist lifting equipment.

Contact Us now to speak to a Specialised Movers’ Consultant about your Museum Move or High Risk Item Move requirements, and please view our Past Projects for more information on the Museum Moves we have undertaken.