Archaeology, Museums & Heritage Insurance

Archaeology, Museums & Heritage Insurance

Towergate is proud to offer clients access to the expert advice of our Archaeology & Heritage Division. A dedicated team whose remit is to tailor policies for museums, heritage sites and buildings, visitor attractions and all of the professions involved in this unique sector.

From consultants to conservators and archaeologists to archivists, our team has the right cover for you. Our 20 year close working relationship with the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (CIfA) is also testament to our knowhow in this field. As the organisation’s Chief Executive, Peter Hinton has stated:

“The Chartered Institute of Archaeologists recommends the services of Towergate Insurance Brokers to all archaeologists and allied historic environment professionals.”

We have the flexibility to meet your exact requirements. For instance, covering items at market value, replacement cost or even agreed value. You can choose all or just a few of our benefits, ensuring that you get value for money while maintaining the quality and level of protection you need.

The specialist products we have developed for this sector include:

  • Professional Indemnity for conservators and heritage professionals,
  • Cyber Liability,
  • Specialist Venues policy for museums, archives and similar heritage tourist attractions etc.


Key features

We already insure over 300 museums including:

  • Individual collections and exhibitions,
  • Fine art, antiques and silverware valued at over £100 million,
  • Buildings valued at over £350 million.

We can cover:

  • Both interactive and working museums and model villages,
  • Roman villas, castles, forts, lighthouses and historic dockyards,
  • Art galleries and libraries,
  • Caves, gorges and mines,
  • Archives and collections.


Loaned exhibits and items in transit

Cover is available for items temporarily located away from your premises, including an amount for items left in unattended vehicles.

Contact our Nationwide specialist broker in Southampton

Jellicoe House, Grange Drive, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2AF