Specialist Transportation

At Delivery Services & Storage Ltd, we have a long-standing successful track record of the transportation and storage of fine art and antiques in the culture and heritage sector. We have been the preferred art transportation contractor for years for galleries and museums across the U.K. and Ireland, in terms of cross-channel transport. Customers should be confident of entrusting our specialist transportation services to transport your valuable, fragile or bulky goods.

Cross-channel transportation

We offer transportation services across the UK and Ireland. Currently, we offer a fortnightly service between Northern Ireland and the UK Mainland.  Through our partners, we can also extend our coverage into Europe.
Our highly trained and experienced team specialise in moving unique/ valuable goods.
Equipped with museum specification vehicles and art and artefact trained handlers, we have been entrusted with transporting the province’s arts and heritage for the past 30 years for customers such as the Ulster Museum, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the National Portrait Gallery and Sotheby’s.

Art and artefacts handling

From an individual painting to an entire exhibition, we transport all items in our tail-lift equipped, air ride suspension and climate-controlled vehicles, which are designed for the transportation of fine art. We provide all the packaging necessary to protect your valuable items whilst in transit and storage. The relocation of priceless, fragile and irreplaceable antiquities requires our specially trained operatives in packing, handling and documenting museum pieces whilst also ensuring that optimum security precautions are taken at all times in the process. We provide an art installation service and our experienced and skilled personnel can undertake any task relating to the moving of artwork, whether big or small.

Piano hire and moving

With the company’s origins based in piano and orchestral instrument moving, we are regarded as the premier piano hire and moving specialist in Northern Ireland.
We stock Yamaha upright pianos (U1 model) and baby grand pianos (C3) for hire. We can deliver pianos to your venue and can collect them at a time that is convenient for you. With a vast amount of piano moving experience and state-of-the-art moving equipment, we are confident that we can move your piano with the highest standard of care and diligence. We also undertake crane and stair work in addition to ground floor deliveries.

Machinery/equipment transportation

We can relocate heavy items safely and efficiently in areas with difficult or restricted access, using specialist lifting equipment including cranes, scoots and pallet trucks. Utilising specialist handling equipment and well trained crews, we ensure that even particularly heavy and difficult pieces of machinery are moved and transported with the greatest respect to the item, customer’s property and general health and safety. We consider ourselves specialists in the relocation of fire-proof cabinets, safes, MFDs, large freezers, autoclaves, safety cabinets and a variety of other machinery and equipment.