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.

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