Commercial Filming

We welcome film and photographic crews of all sizes, and can provide access to the collections on display and, dependent on fragility, behind the scenes. Our curators are sometimes available to share their expertise in the form of an interview or consultancy services. We usually recommend filming to take place on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) when we are closed to the public. In some instances we may be able to offer a day-time slot. Please give us as much notice as possible (ideally no less than one month before the desired date).

We welcome applications for productions of feature films, television documentaries, videos and commercials, and we will do our very best to accommodate all requests.

Please note that the Ashmolean Museum is a visitor attraction, and there are operational constraints relating to the use and hire of our locations. We restrict the level of filming for extremely fragile drawings, and filming in any of the study rooms may only take place outside Museum opening hours. Please contact us for further information.

Photo shoots

The Museum is available for hire for photo shoots, subject to the constraints mentioned above.

Bookings and Information

For bookings, fees and further information contact Declan McCarthy, Commercial Manager, between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday-Friday:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288070
Fax: +44 (0)1865 278106

For further information please download the following PDF document, complete and return: