Photographic services

High resolution digital images of some of the objects in the collection are available for free download for academic purposes via the Collections Search of the British Museum website, or for commercial purposes via

When you place your order please provide as much information as possible, including date, typology and a brief description of the object. If possible please include the register/inventory number or a reference to any standard catalogue.

Please note that requests for photographs of clocks, watches, horological tools and ephemera should be directed to the Horological Study Room.

Please note we can only supply images of objects from the collection. We cannot supply photographs of Prehistoric and European artefacts stored in other museums. Please use a specialist picture library for less specific requests.

For any other queries about images of objects in the collection of the Department of Prehistory & Europe, please contact

Further information 

Press, television and film companies should contact the Press Office.