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Filming and Photography

We welcome professional photographers and film-makers throughout the year. We offer a mix of outside locations and interiors that can suit a range of productions from fashion shoots to historical dramas.

The Royal Pavilion in particular has featured in many well-known feature films and popular TV shows.

Museum shoots

Contact our Marketing Team for information on

  • professional filming and photography, or to book a shoot
  • non-commercial, press and publicity shoots

Telephone 03000 290906

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Our locations

As well as being interesting and unusual venues in their own right, our museums offer a remarkable range of backdrops and settings. They include:

• vivid flamboyance of the Royal Pavilion
• historic Edwardian elegance at Preston Manor
• light and spacious surroundings of Brighton Museum

Hove Museum of Creativity and the Booth Museum of Natural History also offer unusual locations for filming and photoshoots.


Our current facility fees are available on request. Large scale feature filming and location work is charged at significantly higher rates which are quoted on a case-by-case basis.

Film Friendly City

Brighton & Hove has been officially designated a Film Friendly City, find out more about Film City Brighton & Hove

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Royal Pavilion Garden

Filming in the Royal Pavilion Garden is managed by Sussex Film Office.  Please contact them to discuss your project or use the links below:

Telephone: 01903 951030

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Are there any conditions?

We ask photographers and production companies to respect the sensitive nature of our unique and remarkable historic buildings.

Security is paramount during filming as well as safeguarding the needs of our visitors.

Should I make a recce first?

Yes. We always recommend that you make a preliminary visit to identify likely locations and to discuss the practicalities with us.

What are the fees?

Price on application.

We calculate fees on a project basis depending on your requirements. For example, those that require more than one camera crew, shooting at night, access to multiple spaces or changes to the usual displays will require a higher fee.

Please contact us with your requirements for a quote.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. All bookings must be made in advance.

How do I make a booking?

Please contact us. We will discuss your filming or photography requirements in more detail and help you with your booking.

For further information about professional filming and photography at the Royal Pavilion, or to book a shoot, contact Royal Pavilion & Museums Marketing Team:


Telephone 03000 290906

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