Filming and photography FAQs | The Roman Baths
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Filming and photography FAQs

The Roman Baths is available for filming and photography. Find the answers to our frequently asked questions on filming and photography below.

Can I take photographs?

You are welcome to use a hand-held device to take pictures all around the site for your own personal enjoyment. 

Can I use a flash?

Yes you are welcome to use flash photography throughout the site, for your own use.

Can I use a tripod?

Due to space restrictions, tripods are not allowed, with the exception of visitors with disabilities who can use them in the Great Bath and Terrace areas only by pre-arrangement.  

Can I arrange for an area to be roped off while I take photographs?

We cannot ask other visitors to move out of the way while you take photographs. If you would prefer to book exclusive use of the site to take photographs or film without other visitors present, please contact us. Please note there will be a fee for this. For further information see below.

Where can I share my images?

We’d love you to share images of your visit on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Use the hashtag #romanbaths 

Can I use the Roman Baths for wedding and civil partnership photography?

If you have booked your wedding ceremony or reception at the Roman Baths you are more than welcome to take photographs or use your own photographer. To use the Roman Baths for a pre-wedding photo shoot or to take photographs on site, without using the venue for the ceremony or reception, please contact Bath’s Historic Venues.

Can I use the Roman Baths for commercial or student filming and photography?

The Roman Baths and Pump Room are stunning backdrops for commercial photography shoots and for film crews. The site has featured in many history programmes as well as holiday and travel shows from around the world.

Commercial photography and filming must be booked out of hours:

  • 1 January-15 June and 1 September-31 December 2018: before 9am, or after 6pm
  •  16 June -31 August 2018: before 9am only

Please note that we charge fees for filming and photography. We do not waive fees, even for student requests.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and check availability for filming. Please note the site is also used for private hire for functions and may not always be available.

Commercial photographers and film crews must abide by our code of practice and show evidence of public liability insurance.  For further information, our code of practice and current filming and commercial photography fees, please email us.

Can I fly a drone at the Roman Baths?

We do not allow drones to fly over the Roman Baths. For more information about using a drone to film in Bath please speak to Bath Film Office.

Who do I contact for media enquiries?

Please contact us if you would like to arrange media photography or filming.

Do you have a photo library?

We have an extensive image library. Please feel free to contact us about the use of our images. For press enquiries please email us. For commercial use, for which there may be a fee, please email us.

How do I find out more about filming and photography in Bath?

For more general enquiries about commercial filming and photography in Bath, please contact Bath Film Office.

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