Making your application

From site visit, administration and pre-planning through to managing your filming day, the Museum has dedicated staff to guide you through every stage of the process.

Researching your proposal

There is a range of facilities and lots of information available to help you plan and research your programme before making a proposal.

To arrange a viewing or enquire about any of the spaces in the British Museum, please call the Broadcast Unit on +44 (0)20 7323 8016.

Completing the proposal form

The Broadcast Unit endeavours to take forward all reasonable requests. The more information you give, the easier it will be to process your proposal. Please answer all questions in the proposal form.

Download proposal form 

Send the completed form to

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

What happens next?

You will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your programme. If your request can be accommodated you will need to submit a technical application form, risk assessment and the filming contract.

Throughout the process, please feel free to contact the Broadcast Unit for information about your proposal.

Other useful contacts

For commercial photography for a publication or copyright information

For press releases or further information about the Museum

For marketing and advertising enquiries

For enquiries about the collection, customer services or visitor operations