Photography in the Galleries

The Fitzwilliam Museum is piloting a new approach to visitor photography inside the Museum and it’s galleries.

You may take photographs in the public galleries of The Fitzwilliam Museum for non-commercial, personal use only, providing you do not use flash, protruding lenses, tripods or other specialist equipment, and take care not to inconvenience other visitors or put any of the works of art at risk.

Photography and video is not allowed in temporary or special exhibitions or where an object’s label indicates a private loan. Photography is not permitted in the shop for commercial reasons.

Please note that many works in the museum’s collection are subject to copyright and publication restrictions. In taking images during your visit, you take full responsibility for all copyright and other legal obligations relating to them. If you require high resolution images for reproduction or publication purposes please contact the Museum Image Library:

A selection of postcards of works from the collections is available in the Museum shop. You can also order reproduction prints of many works in the collection from our custom prints site at:

There are some 200,000 images of works in the collection available at low resolution via the museum website, which can be used for personal and educational purposes:

Kate Carreno
Assistant Director, Central Services

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