Image & Film Service

Image & Film Service

Our image and film licensing services offer high quality digital imagery and footage from across our collections.

Our collections cover a wide range of subjects; archaeology, natural history, fine and decorative arts, world cultures, photography, moving image, social and maritime history, local archives and local studies.

For general enquiries relating to our supply of imagery and footage please get in touch and a member of the team will be in contact.

Image Reproduction Service

Some items relating to local archives and local studies can be identified via our online archives catalogue.

Some items relating to our permanent collections can be identified via our online museum catalogue and Art UK. Many items featured on Art UK can be purchased as a framed or unframed print - look out for the shopping basket icon.

For any enquiries to obtain a digital copy of an item from our image collections please complete the Image Reproduction Enquiry Form and submit it to [email protected] and you will be contacted by the team.

Please note not all of our collections are digitised/photographed, so not available to view online – please contact us by e-mail and we will undertake research of our collections to support your enquiry.

Please allow 15 working days for us to complete copyright due diligence on the supply of all our digital assets and confirm if we are able to supply the item(s) you have requested. If you require items more urgently, please highlight this at the point of request and we will advise if we can meet your timescales.

Film Licensing Service

Some items from our collections are available to view via the BFI Player.

Please note that not all of our collections are digitised, so some items are unavailable to view online. If this is the case with your request, we will discuss options with you.

For reproduction use our rate cards:

  • Film Service Rate Card - for re-use of material in broadcasts, films, and other products. There is a minimum charge of 30 seconds for all categories on this rate card:

• Film Service Exhibitions & Screenings Rate Card - for showing moving image material to audiences:

• Private non-commercial use - £10 + VAT per 15 minutes.

For any enquires to obtain a digital copy from our film collections please complete the Film Reproduction Enquiry Form and submit it to [email protected] and you will be contacted by the team.

Please allow 15 working days for us to complete copyright due diligence on the supply of all our digital assets and confirm if we are able to supply the item(s) you have requested. If you require items more urgently, please highlight this at the point of request and we will advise if we can meet your timescales.

Guinness Clock image
De Busc image
Photograph of mineral