Filming at the Museum

The Museum strives to be a film-friendly environment; whether it is for press or commercial purposes we try to accommodate all reasonable filming requests.


Press filming

No-fee filming only applies to coverage of the Museum and/or the collection, including temporary exhibitions and displays or filming that relates to a topical news item.

To arrange no-fee filming for press

Please email

In your email please include:

  • Details of your programme and your contact details
  • Several potential dates and times for filming (as arrangements will be dependent on availability of Museum staff)

Commercial filming in the Museum

Filming inside the Museum building requires a greater level of organisation and will therefore incur a charge. Please contact the Commercial Filming Team directly for our rate card.

All requests will be handled by the Commercial Filming Team via an enquiry sent to

Please be advised that no filming may take place in the Museum at weekends unless cleared directly with the Commercial Filming Team.

All film crews will be required to have public liability insurance when filming on site.

Please do not contact Museum curatorial staff directly for filming as this is organised through the Commercial Filming Team.


Terms and conditions

Please note that all requests must comply with the terms and conditions for filming at the British Museum 

Please also check the main provisions for filming, these are in addition to the terms and conditions
Main provisions 


Information about the British Museum collection 

Information about the British Museum curatorial departments 


Sophie Baggs
Press Assistant
020 7323 8594

Commercial Filming Team
020 7323 8016/8136