Immunity from Seizure

Immunity from Seizure

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

The conditions are:

For further information on immunity from seizure, please refer directly to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or the DCMS website

Further information on the Royal Armouries Due Diligence policy:
Royal Armouries Due Diligence Policy for Works of Art and Cultural Objects for loan. [18.97Kb.pdf]

For further enquiries please write to:

Registrars Department
Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
LEEDS
LS10 1LT


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  • Loans of objects to and from the museum can be arranged through the Royal Armouries Registrar.

  • The Royal Armouries’ External Loans Policy which lays out the full conditions of loaning collection objects to external institutions.