Filming and photography

Find out about filming in the Museum, how to get photos of our building and exhibitions, and getting press tickets for exhibition reviews.

Exhibition reviews

Due to the popularity of our exhibitions and events, we can only allocate one press ticket to each accredited journalist that has been commissioned to write a review of an exhibition or event.


The press office has a wide selection of photographs of the Museum's building and exhibitions available for journalists in articles about the Museum. A selection are available to download from Box, upon request.

Please note that all photos are available for press use under the conditions that the copyright The Trustees of the Natural History Museum (unless otherwise specified) is credited. These photos should only be used editorially to promote the Natural History Museum and should not be stored or distributed to third parties.

News filming

If you would like footage of the Natural History Museum or would like to interview one of our scientists or curators on film for a media story, we can make arrangements to make sure your visit runs smoothly.

Documentary and commercial filming

The Museum building is an ideal location for commercial filming and photographic shoots. Whether you are making natural history documentaries, television adverts, music videos or training films, our filming team can help.

For further information, visit our filming pages.


Weekdays: +44 (0)20 7942 5654
Evenings and weekends:
+44 (0)7799 690 151