Image rights

Whether you want photographs of objects in our collection for a personal collection or publication, or you wish to take images of the museums themselves, this is the place for all the information you need. You’ll find pricing information, as well as contact details to get in touch with your individual requirements.

Copies of photographs and other images

Unless prevented by copyright we can usually supply copies of photographs, or images as photographic prints, for the following fees:

Print size (inches) Price
7 x 5 £4
8 x 6 £5
10 x 8 £6
12 x 10 £9

These prices include VAT and postage. We may be able to reproduce images at a larger size – please contact us for information using the details at the bottom of the page.

If you plan to use the image in a book, magazine or on a website, reproduction fees may apply. These are in addition to the above charges and you must receive written permission in advance for their use.

Reproduction charges

We charge standard reproduction fees when images from our collections are reproduced in publications, on websites etc. In addition to these, we may need to charge an additional fee to cover the time and any other costs involved in producing the image for you.

See our full chart of reproduction charges here

Copyright for certain images in our collections is held by other individuals or bodies. In these cases, you will need to seek permission from the copyright holder, and a fee may be payable to them. We will advise you if this is the case when you contact us.

Reproduction of images that we supply may only be done under the conditions set out in the Photographic image licence terms and conditions. You can apply for images through the Photographic licence request form.

Digital images

There is a standard charge of £10 for the digital transmission of an image (by email or file-sharing website, depending on size), plus a further £2 for each additional image.

Burning to CD is charged at £5.50, with each additional image costing £0.75.

Please note – photographing a small minority of artefacts (those which are particularly large or fragile) may come at an additional charge, to reflect the complexity of the task. Contact us for further information.

Images of our museums for the media

You can download images of our museums for use in media articles from the Portsmouth Media Store. These can be reproduced at no charge. Please follow the guidelines stated on the Media Store for the use of images and how to credit them.

If you wish to take photographs at our museums for publication, you will need permission from us (either in writing or by email) in advance of your visit. A charge may apply. Please contact us for details and to confirm arrangements.

Filming at our museums

We welcome filming at our museum sites. For full information and contact details, head to our Filming Rights page.

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