Filming & photography

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with its collection of historic ships and building makes a great location for both film and TV. We welcome all sorts of filming on our site, from historical documentaries to film and photography shoots.

All filming requests at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are to be addressed through the Commercial Department. We also deal with contracts and location fees. Please contact us with your individual request and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

Large scale feature filming and location work is charged at higher rates which are quoted on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to discuss filming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below are some highlights of productions that were filmed at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard...

  • Les Miserables
  • Who Do You Think You Are
  • The Secrets of Bones
  • Stargazing Live
  • Heston’s Great British Food
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Nigel Slater’s Great British Biscuit

Filming and photography

We request that the size of film crews is kept to a minimum, due to limited space on board our ships and inside museum galleries. Filming can be accommodated Monday to Friday. We request that film shoots that rely on a quiet location and minimum disruption to the crew, takes place outside visitor hours.