The Great Court and view of Reading Room at the centre.

Test and Trace Procedure

The British Museum is committed to ensuring the safety of its visitors, employees and contractors. 

As part of that commitment, we have been participating in NHS Test and Trace in order to help the UK Government and the NHS in their efforts to combat COVID-19. Government guidance on COVID-19 is constantly evolving and this procedure is based on the regulations currently in force at the date of this notice. It may be updated from time to time to reflect new guidance or legislation and we would suggest that you review it before every visit to ensure that you are aware of any changes. 

Test and Trace Procedure


[1] The Health Protection, Coronavirus (Collection of Contact Details etc and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020, (SI 2020/1005) ("the Regulations") s.7(2) 

[2] S.16 of the Regulations  

[3] S.7(4) the Regulations 

[4] The regulatory authority in the UK with responsibility for overseeing and enforcing data protection legislation.