We welcome film and photographic crews of all sizes and offer a variety of distinct and unique locations for filming.

The Museum has a range of spectacular locations for filming, from the soaring Romanesque arches of Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) to the gleaming, contemporary feel of the Darwin Centre. Discover some of our iconic venues that are available for filming below.

You can also get in touch with us to find out about access to our collections behind the scenes, or to film scientists at work. Our experts are also available to share their knowledge in the form of interviews or consulting services.

If you'd like to discuss your filming needs with us, please give us a call or send us an email.

  • Waterhouse building
    Waterhouse building

    The entrance to this world-famous London landmark was inspired by basalt columns in western Scotland. Its architectural style is Romanesque.

  • Child with tiger

    An astonishing range and diversity of species are presented here in their original setting. The character and general arrangement of Lord Rothschild's collection has been preserved in this magnificent Victorian museum located 30 miles north of London. The exterior featured in Midsomer Murders while the library was the setting for a documentary on Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia.

  • Red Zone Earth Hall
    Red Zone

    Explore our ever-changing planet. Find out about the massive natural forces that shape it, the treasures we take from it, and what we can do to preserve it.

  • Blue whale.
    Mammals (blue whale)

    Discover a world of massive mammals. Inspect a blue whale, the largest creature ever, from above and below.

  • Spirit Collection Tours
    Introduction to our collections

    The Museum is home to 70 million specimens. Who has access to them, and what does the future hold for this impressive data source?

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Venue Hire and Filming
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

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