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Filming, Photography and Fees

Colchester Castle on a sunny day

We are proud to support local community photographers and film makers. Please get in touch if you’d like to speak with us about opportunities in our wonderful venues.

We get a lot of filming requests to use the museum sites and services and we are always very happy to hear about your filming requirements.

Whether it’s a history programme, a special documentary, drama or using our collections to illustrate a programme’s content, we are happy to talk through your ideas and proposals.

Christchurch Mansion in the snow

We have a lot of experience with filming in our unique buildings and giving access to filming our collections. We also have a number of specialist staff who are experienced in in front of the camera if you need an interview on a particular subject.

We enjoy working with filming professionals. Every filming request is assessed on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline permission for filming.

For all filming enquiries, including information about our charges and paranormal films, and image purchase for commercial book and research publications (non-editorial and PR), please contact us.

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There are many ways to be more actively involved with the museum service.

The Training Museum is an exciting workforce transformation programme for Colchester + Ipswich Museums, generously supported by Arts Council England.

We offer a range of services to the public. From a free identification service to the portable antiquities scheme, we have skills to help you.

We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people.

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