A mock shop front in South Shields Museum

A mock shop front in South Shields Museum

We welcome television and film companies as well as photographers who would like to use us as a location for filming or a photo shoot.

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries.

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


If you would like more information with regards to filming please contact

What's been filmed at our venues before?

  • BBC's Don't Tell the Bride - Discovery Museum
  • BBC's Flog It! - Discovery Museum
  • ITV's Vera - Discovery Museum
  • BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? - Tyne & Wear Archives
  • BBC's History Cold Case - Great North Museum: Hancock
  • BBC's Question of Sport - Great North Museum: Hancock
  • BBC's The One Show - Segedunum Roman Fort
  • National Geographic's Explorer - Segedunum Roman Fort
  • Channel 4's Rome Wasn't Built in a Day - Arbiea Roman Fort
  • Music video for band 'Crooked Hands' - Stephenson Railway Museum


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

Please read our health and safety document as we have some limitations that may be relevant to your filming.