Photography Policy

Visitors to the Gallery are permitted to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use. All other uses require prior permission from the Rights & Images department . Press image enquiries should be made to the Press Office

Please show consideration for the privacy and experience of other visitors when taking photographs.

Exceptions to this policy may be in place due to copyright restrictions or for reasons of security, conservation or in the interests of the overall visitor experience:

  • Photography is not permitted in temporary exhibitions or displays with loans
  • Photography of works in copyright or on loan is not permitted and using these images in any way will require prior agreement with copyright holders or other licensing agents. These works will be clearly marked on display labels, as follows


  • Tripods, monopods and flash lighting are prohibited at all times
  • Please do not take photographs of staff or other visitors without prior permission

Much of the Gallery’s Collection is reproduced as postcards, slides or prints, available from the Portrait Printer in the Gallery Shop, the Digital Space and online at ww.npg.org.uk/shop.