Dehumidifier Hire

Art Galleries & Museums

Providing the correct humidity level is essential for areas which store or exhibit, delicate and sensitive works or art or museum pieces. Andrews provide both portable and fixed dehumidifiers to help reduce moisture levels for permanent and temporary galleries or exhibitions. If humidity levels are too low, we also provide portable humidifiers. Our equipment is available to buy or hire, for short or long term requirements.

Humidity Control


At Andrews, we understand the devastating effect moisture and excessive humidity levels can have on museums and art galleries. Damp conditions can damage antiques, paintings and priceless artefacts. With almost 50 years’ experience providing dehumidification solutions, we can be relied upon to design and implement cost-effective, preventative solutions for premises of all sizes

We appreciate the importance of protecting your gallery or museum – and its contents – from degradation, which is why we react fast whenever contacted. Preserving artwork, relics and other precious objects is essential, with repairs likely to be both expensive and complicated. Our reliable, dehumidifiers help control the relative humidity of your building, stopping harmful micro-organisms and bacteria from growing within.

By deploying temporary drying units inside your premises, you can guard against metallic surfaces succumbing to corrosion. Paintings and furniture are also vulnerable to humid environments, with irreversible damage often caused to valuable items if conditions aren’t appropriate. As the UK’s leading hire company, we have the broadest range of units for all applications and circumstances – with same-day delivery guaranteed. You can view our range of portable units by clicking here, these units are available to purchase or hire. For permanent applications we offer the DH range of permanently installed units, details on these units can be viewed here.


In some circumstances high levels of humidity maybe required, for such environments we provide portable humidifiers, these units evaporate water to increase the relative humidity within the room. These units are simple to use, but effective and are also available to buy or hire, from our depots located throughout the UK.

Creating Desired Conditions

High relative humidity levels can be extremely detrimental to items showcased within your museum or art gallery. Whether these are paintings on canvas, or paper-based objects such as books, careful humidity control will reduce the effect of factors that threaten their long-term condition. The ideal level of humidity actually varies depending on the materials of each artefact or object. Therefore, it is vital to group similar pieces together and then maintain the necessary environment in each instance.

Organic materials, metals, glass and ceramics all need to be stored at differing humidity levels, which is why a comprehensive knowledge of the industry is paramount to future upkeep. We have an excellent track record providing dehumidification for your sector, and are competent in supplying appropriate equipment irrespective of the circumstances. Our professional technicians will ensure efficient removal of moisture without drying areas too quickly and causing unnecessary cracks or distortion.

In recent years we have provided humidity control equipment to a wide range of facilities, these range from small local and private exhibitions but extend to some of the most renowned art galleries and museums throughout Europe, including The Mary Rose exhibition on the South Coast, The Louvre in Paris, The Maritime Museum in Greenwich, The National Portrait Gallery and many more.

Whether you require immediate solutions or merely seek clarification about what our services entail, call now on 0800 211 611.

Temporary Exhibitions

Road-shows and temporary exhibitions, as with permanent locations, require appropriate conditions to showcase paintings, ornaments and suchlike. Town halls, lodges or even marquees are all used to host events for short periods of time, and many of these structures do not have the sufficient ventilation or humidity levels necessary to store delicate objects. Replicating a normal indoor environment – one without excessive moisture – is absolutely crucial in preserving the articles on show; particularly if they are antiques.

Failing to keep artefacts dry will have financial implications through repair costs, as well as a constant risk of irremediable damage. The importance of taking steps to prevent dampness and condensation within your property cannot be understated, particularly when traditions and legacies could be jeopardized. Our unbeatable range of dehumidifiers for hire ensures we can accommodate premises of all dimensions, and on any timescale.

We always have adequate stock so you can be confident of your requirements being satisfied quickly and effectually. Unlike our competitors, we offer 24/7 support to clients which covers you through any eventuality while hire is on-going. If you would like a preliminary quote for an upcoming project or more information on the service we provide, call 0800 211 611 and one of our expert contact team will direct your enquiry accordingly.

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Our range

Building Dryers

Capable of handling up to 75 litres of liquid per hour, these powerful units offer high levels of drying power on 110V or 230V electrical power supplies

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers

Our high performance refrigerant models can remove up to 980 litres of moisture per day, using an evaporator and condenser system

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Providing low levels of humidity in specialist applications, our desiccant dehumidifiers are perfect for drying hazardous areas or locations with restricted access