Photography and Filming Policy
Visitors are welcome to use their cameras around the museum to take photographs. Care should be taken not to contravene the privacy of other visitors, and in particular no identifiable images of children should be taken without parental consent.
Unless there are specific restrictions, visitors are permitted to photograph or film National Museums NI’s displayed collections for personal use, including for sharing on social media. Visitors may not use flash, a tripod, monopod or supplementary lighting.
Photography and video are not allowed in some special exhibitions, selected galleries, or of items on loan to National Museums. Where photography and video are not permitted, explanatory signage is used to inform visitors.
Drone cameras are not allowed in the museum.
Commercial photography and filming
No unauthorised filming or commercial photography is permitted in the museum, for reasons of data protection, copyright and potential health and safety. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with filming and commercial photography requests.
Visitors may gain permission to photograph National Museums’ stored collections for strictly personal use (e.g. research), for non-commercial, non-publication purposes, or for private study.
Please contact the curatorial department to obtain permission and arrange an appointment:
The Picture Library facilitates all requests for high-resolution, publication-standard images of National Museums’ collections. Please visit the Picture Library or e-mail email@example.com
For the protection of the exhibits, food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries or exhibit buildings. Babies’ bottles are allowed but they must be held by the parents. If you’ve brought a picnic please use the outdoor and indoor picnic tables that are provided around the site.
The Ulster American Folk Park is part of the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme and breastfeeding is allowed anywhere in the museum.
Children visiting the Ulster American Folk Park must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
A child is defined as someone who is under 18 years of age.