Humidity Solutions helps to protect priceless artefacts at Westminster Abbey

Humidity Solutions has delivered a complete humidity control solution to the existing museum situated in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, replacing an ageing humidifier that was proving costly to maintain.

The current Westminster Abbey Museum is located in an 11th century vaulted undercroft beneath the former monks’ dormitory in Westminster Abbey. It is one of the oldest areas of the Abbey and has been used as a museum since 1908, housing many priceless exhibits that require stable, dependable humidity control to prevent deterioration.

 

Having assessed the existing humidification system, Humidity Solutions recommended replacing the old humidifier with a Neptronic resistive steam humidifier. Refurbishment of the existing reverse osmosis water treatment plant was also proposed.

 

Humidity Solutions provided a full turnkey project that included removing the old unit, installing the new humidifier, servicing the water treatment plant and commissioning the system.

 

The Abbey’s Works Manager John Kirby commented: “We were very pleased with the fast response from Humidity Solutions. They took the time on site to ensure they fully understood the issues and our requirements before making their recommendations, and then took care of the whole project. The result is that we now have a reliable humidity control solution to help us look after these valuable artefacts.”

 

Westminster Abbey will be opening a new museum in 2018, on the triforium level of the Abbey.