The safe, most innovative & sustainable museum crate in the world

Since 1994 Turtle has been used by museums across the globe for the safe transportation of valuable artworks. Through years of innovation, Turtle has been developed to an unrivaled level. As a result of the collaboration with our respected partners, Turtle is now available worldwide.

Turtle brings the standard of fine art packaging to its highest level. The protection that Turtle provides against even the smallest variations in relative humidity and temperature is unequaled, and the customized internal technology of this crate results in an unsurpassed absorption of both shock and vibration. 

Turtle is the most sustainable climate crate available on the market today. The expected lifespan of a Turtle is at least 20 years, which provides the most efficient rental capacity available and an effective way for museums to reduce their ecological footprint. Turtle can now be your solution for shipping high-end art. Find out about the possibilities in your country through our worldwide network of partners in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Benelux, Denmark and Finland, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom.


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Turtle Performance Overview

Turtle Performance overview

The statements presented in the Turtle Performance Overview are based on research comparing the Turtle uNLtd to a museum quality double-walled wooden crate. Please read the benefits summary of the Turtle here .


The Turtle factory in the UK




Test results

The Topa Institute in the Netherlands recently investigated the impact of vibration, shock, temperature and relative humidity on works of art transported in the yellow Turtle and the green Turtle uNLtd. The revamped Turtle uNLtd delivered very good results in all categories. Download the test results .

Read this article in Restauro magazine  (October 7/2018 issue) for test results on how effective the crate is against impacts and vibrations. This was investigated and tested by the independent vibration-stress expert ‘Dr. Kracht Vibration Management’. 



Research and development

Since the Turtle was designed and developed in 1994, museums around the globe have put their trust in Turtle to safely transport their cultural heritage. Constant research and development of this successful concept has resulted in the introduction of the Turtle uNLtd. This new Turtle product combines all of the trusted qualities of the original Turtle. The green Turtle uNLtd is an upgrade from a good to an even better Turtle. Turtles are available in a range of sizes. The Turtle uNLtd can be recognized by its green color and comes in two sizes. 


Turtle uNLtd 160

The Turtle uNLtd 160 has a maximum height of 159 cm (62 in) for lower deck transportation. The total weight of the Turtle uNLtd 160 is 115 kg/254 lbs.

Turtle uNLtd 125

The Turtle uNLtd 125 was developed in response to the high demand for a smaller version. The smaller Turtle uNLtd 125 is available for the transport of one or more smaller artworks. The total weight of the Turtle uNLtd 125 is 85 kg/187,3 lbs. The Turtle uNLtd 125 measures 129x40x129 (exterior) and has the same specification as her bigger brother, the Turtle uNLtd 160. 

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The Story of Turtle

The Story of Turtle is a mini-documentary by renowned documentary maker Oeke Hoogendijk about a revolution in art transport created from a fresh perspective, inspired by time in the sea. In The Story of Turtle, she shows how priceless works of art can be transported safely and sustainably in the revolutionary, reusable transport crate. Read the news article about The Story of Turtle .



Our ambassadors

Watch our first Turtle ambassador movie! This film is about Elisabeth Gram Christensen, Group Director of Møbeltransport Danmark – Fine Art Logistics. She talks about her focus on preventive conservation, art logistics and her experience working with Turtle.