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The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
+44 (0)20 7942 5434

Filming charges

How much does it cost to film at the Museum?

Fees are based on shoot size. It is an hourly rate charged from the time of arrival until departure, per hour or part hour.

Shoot size    Hourly fee

0 - 5               £350 + VAT

6 - 10             £400 + VAT

11 - 20           £600 + VAT

21 - 30           £700 + VAT (plus staff costs)

31 - 80           £1,100 + VAT  (plus staff costs)

81 - 149         £1,500 + VAT  (plus staff costs)

150 - 200       £2,500 + VAT  (plus staff costs)

250+              Please contact us and ask for a bespoke quote

There is a minimum fee of £2,000 on a week day and £3,500 on the weekend for any filming or photography shoot at the Museum.

How much notice does the Museum need for a new shoot enquiry?

We need at least five working days' notice to arrange film shoots. If you would like to film a scientist or a specific specimen or collection, we need a minimum of 10 working days' notice.

How much does it cost to film with a scientist?

Fees for filming with scientists depend on the scientist. When filming with specimens from the collections, a scientist must be present.

The collections

The Museum's collections, acquired over 400 years, covers virtually all groups of animals, plants, minerals and fossils from across the world and universe. Find out about the collections.

When can I film at the Museum?

Filming or photography in the public galleries must take place outside of public opening hours (10.00-17.50). Morning filming can take place between 6.45-09.45 and evening filming after 18.00.

You can film in back-of-house locations during public opening hours subject to availability.

Is there parking on site?

There is a rear and front car park and easy-access loading bay facilities for production teams and vehicles. For larger film shoots offsite parking will be necessary.

Get in touch with the team

Still got questions? Contact the team to find out more about filming at the Museum.