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The museum is currently closed until further notice. Please check the museum webpages regularly for updates.

Caring for our collection in lockdown

Rest assured we are continuing to care for our important historic collection. Looking after the objects is an ongoing job for curators and museum volunteers.


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Prior to lockdown we made a special effort to put some extra precautionary measures in place.


Objects were placed on shelves lined with plastazote and wrapped in acid free tissue before being covered with our special heavy cotton dust sheets.

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Photographs and paper objects were placed in clear melinex sleeves and placed in cardboard boxes to reduce light levels, dust and bugs.

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Small objects were placed in special inert plastic boxes and secured in special storage units.

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We checked all our pest traps in the stores and display areas as we know from past experience that silverfish like a munch on good quality paper!


From constant monitoring of the temperature and relative humidity, we know our storage areas maintain a generally stable environment throughout the year.


In display areas the vulnerable pieces of furniture and large surgery equipment were covered with special inert dust sheets and the blinds were pulled down to reduce UV light.

We hope to welcome you back to the museum as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.


British Dental Museum, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS



The traveline website can help plan your journey from anywhere in Great Britain.



Take a look at our collections for examples of just some of items you'll see when you visit us.