Temporary Closure

Following Government advice in response to the COVID-19 situation, our site is temporarily closed until further notice.

We are continually monitoring developments and advice from the government and Public Health England, so please check our website for further updates. We'll be sharing some of our heritage and stories of the site on our digital channels, so whilst our gates are shut, there is still access to the Old Royal Naval College.

Filming & Photography: FAQs

Got a question for us about filming and photography at Old Royal Naval College?

We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions for you.

What does photography/filming for personal use only cover?

General photography of the site and buildings as a memory of you visit to the Old Royal Naval College. These images are not to be used for commercial or financial gain. Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are encouraged at the Old Royal Naval College. We would love to see photographs of your visit on Twitter and Instagram – tag your best shots with #OldRoyalNavalCollege.

I have professional equipment but am an amateur photographer. Can I use my equipment on site?

We are happy for the use of hand held cameras for general photography and filming. The use of tripods, additional lighting etc. is not allowed.

I would like to use a tripod, additional lighting etc. is this possible?

Yes but you will need our consent. You will need to email the Old Royal Naval College giving dates, times, numbers of persons involved, what equipment is being used, what and where you want to photograph/film and where the images will be used.

If acceptable to us a licence will be issued to control the use of the images and an appropriate fee charged.

Can I come and take pictures/film for my portfolio to show my work for potential clients?

We consider this to be professional/commercial so a charge would be made.

You will need to email the Old Royal Naval College giving dates, times, numbers of persons involved, what equipment is being used, what and where you want to photograph/film and where the images will be used.

If acceptable to us a licence would be issued to control the use of the images and an appropriate fee charged.

Can I take modelling, group or family portraits on site?

Modelling, group and family portraits at the Old Royal Naval College are subject to permission.

You will need to email the Old Royal Naval College giving dates, times, numbers of persons involved, what equipment is being used, what and where you want to photograph/film and where the images will be used.

If acceptable to us a licence would be issued to control the use of the images and an appropriate fee charged.

Can I take wedding/engagement pictures on site?

Wedding/engagement photography is not permitted anywhere on site unless we are hosting your wedding ceremony or reception.

Please contact CH&Co for wedding arrangements on site.

I am a student - can I take film/photograph on site for my course work?

Only students from the University of Greenwich are allow to use the site for filming/photography and only as part of their course work.

They should book in at West Gate and show their University of Greenwich ID.

What are your charges for filming/photography on site?

All filming requests are subject to availability and their appropriateness.

Fees (at 27 Nov 2019, fees are subject to change)
Filming fee min £500.00 + VAT per hour
Photography fee min £350 + VAT per hour
The final fee depends on what's required

Feature filming location work is charged at significantly higher rates which are quoted on a case-by-case basis. Email info@ornc.org for more details.