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Photography and Filming Policy

National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI)
Photography and Filming Policy


  • Unless there are specific restrictions, visitors are permitted to photograph or film NMNI’s displayed collections for personal use, including for sharing on social media. Visitors may not use flash, a tripod, monopod or supplementary lighting.
  • No unauthorised filming is permitted in the museum, for reasons of data protection, copyright and potential health and safety. Please contact events@nmni.com with filming requests.
  • Photography and video are not allowed in some special exhibitions, selected galleries, or of items on loan to NMNI. Permission is required from the owner and copyright restrictions may apply. Where photography and video are not permitted, explanatory signage is used to inform visitors.
  • Visitors may gain permission to photograph NMNI’s 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: