How it all started

Our story begins back in the 1960s when Robert Hiscox first entered the insurance industry straight from Cambridge, working for a small insurance broker for a year before joining his father Ralph’s business (Roberts & Hiscox), initially working as an underwriter of fine art.

Mr Hiscox, an avid art lover, understood the issues in insuring collections such as a need for underwriting art as a specialist insurance product rather than as an element of household insurance.

Now, in 2015, we are the first insurance company in the UK to bring a specific online insurance solution for collectors. At the click of a button you can insure your collection instantly.

Telephone enquiry number
Call on 01904 293794
Telephone enquiry hours
Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

"Art is an integral part of the culture of Hiscox. We insure it, we own it and we encourage it."

- Robert Hiscox


We not only insure collections but also own them ourselves. Hiscox acquires works by living artists, and from time to time sponsor college prizes and public exhibitions. Our collection hangs in our offices and we firmly believe that this improves our employees’ morale. Owning art helps us enormously in our understanding of and ability to underwrite it, and is a good investment in its own right.

Get a quote for your collection

  • No need to itemise your collection
  • No excess payable in the event of a claim
  • Only pay for the cover you need
  • Collections under £250,000 accepted instantly. More valuable collections also covered - simply call us on 01904 293794

Need more help? Speak to our UK-based experts. Call us on 01904 293794