Facilities and services

The Department of Greece and Rome offers a range of services to the academic community and to the wider public.

It is located on the upper floor next to Room 69, Greek and Roman life.

You can contact the department by telephone, weekdays 10.00-16.00 or in person for general enquiries, weekdays 14.00 - 16.00.

Photographic services

Images of objects from the collections are available for personal use via the British Museum's Collections Online service

High resolution digital images of the majority of the objects in the collection are available for purchase via http://www.bmimages.com/.

To place orders for bespoke images please contact the team at bmimages via their e-mail address: sales@bmimages.com

Please allow at least 28 days for the order to arrive, from the date of receipt of payment.

Object identification

Staff are available to assist with the identification of objects relating to the department's collections.

Objects may be brought for opinion on Wednesday afternoons, 14.00 - 16.00 by appointment only.

Study room

The British Museum Study Room for the Greece and Rome collections is open 10.30am -1pm and 2pm – 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment only. Please allow 4 weeks notice before the date you wish to visit.

The study room is closed during October to allow for essential maintenance and care of the collections.

To make an appointment or for further information please contact:

Department of Greece and Rome
British Museum
Great Russell Street

+44 (0)20 7323 8321



The department houses a library of books relating to the collection and associated cultures.

The library can be used by visitors to the Study room and by appointment only. You may only make an appointment to use the library if the resources needed are not available anywhere else.