Filming Hire

We welcome film, television and photography companies who want to use our buildings and environments as a location

Discovery Museum photograph by Jonny T Photography
Great Hall at Discovery Museum

For more information, email: or tel: (0191) 277 2152.

Our locations

What's been filmed at our venues in the past?

  • Music video for band 'Crooked Hands' - Stephenson Railway Museum
  • Channel 4's Rome Wasn't Built in a Day - Arbeia Roman Fort
  • National Geographic's Explorer - Segedunum Roman Fort
  • BBC 2's History Cold Case - Great North Museum: Hancock
  • ITV's Vera - Discovery Museum and Segedunum Roman Fort 
  • BBC 3's Don't Tell the Bride - Discovery Museum
  • BBC1's  Flog It! - Discovery Museum
  • BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are? - Tyne & Wear Archives
  • BBC 1's Inspector George Gently - Discovery Museum
  • CITV's  BBC bitesize - Great North Museum: Hancock 
  • CBeebies My First - Great North Museum: Hancock 

Are there any restrictions?

We do require a copy of your public liability insurance certificate (to the value of £5 million) for our records.

Please read our Health & Safety for Filming document as we do have some limitations that may be relevant to your filming.

North East Screen is the North East’s creative Industries Development agency, supporting Media businesses with Television and filming production within the region.