Immunity from seizure

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

Works of art intended to form part of a forthcoming exhibition at Historic Royal Palaces that may be covered by immunity from seizure are listed on this page.

If you have any further enquiries, please write to:

The Registrar
Historic Royal Palaces
Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey Surrey, KT8 9AU

Exhibitions

Provenance information has been published, requesting immunity from seizure for objects in the following exhibitions:

Gold and Glory: Henry VIII and the French King

Hampton Court Palace, 10 April – 31 August 2020

Download further information of object details(PDF).

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

The conditions are:

The object is usually kept outside the UK
The object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK
Importing the object does not contravene any law
The object is brought into UK for the purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
The museum or gallery has published information about the object.


All works currently being proposed for or covered by immunity from seizure in the UK are linked to the Arts Council website.