Film and Photography

Photography and Filming at the Holburne Museum


Photography and filming are not permitted in the exhibition galleries on the second floor, the Roper and Wirth galleries.
Visitors are welcome to use hand-held cameras and video recorders elsewhere for non-commercial photography, however permission must be obtained from the Museum for the use of tripods.

For conservation reasons, we do not allow the use of flash photography.

We cannot allow photography or filming of some loan items; these are clearly indicated by the symbol of a camera with a line through.

Commercial photography and filming

The Holburne Museum, both outside and inside, makes a superb background image for commercial photography shoots and for film crews.
Please complete our request form before arriving to film or photograph at the Museum.

Whether you are looking to make films, documentaries, adverts, to develop research, or to take wedding photographs, the Holburne Museum has the resources to help.
You will be guided through every stage of the process. From site visit, administration and pre-planning through to managing your filming day, the Museum will arrange dedicated staff on hand to help you.

Arrangements can be made for commercial photography in most of our spaces and at any time of day but must be made in advance and photographers and film crews must abide by our terms and conditions for film and photography as the museum is a sensitive environment with priceless items and high visitor expectations to protect. We do make a charge for commercial photography and filming, but we will take into account any positive PR benefit in calculating the fee.

A contract will be issued and a deposit may be required.

For further information please read our guidelines and completing our request form so that we can best understand your needs.

Use of images

Professional photographs of the Holburne's collections are available to license through Bridgeman 

Historic images of Bath drawn from the Holburne's collections are available to license through Bath in Time 

Greetings cards and other one-off reproductions of oil paintings can be ordered through the Public Catalogue Foundation