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Photo Policy Information

Personal/Non-Commercial Photography

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Guests are permitted to take photographs and video in the Museum and its exhibits, and at the Park without the use of tripods or flash (permitted in the Park only) for personal, non-commercial use only. Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for any commercial purposes, including but not limited to: Professional/Commercial web sites, print or broadcast advertisements, publications, training films, feature films or motion pictures (movies), podcasts, or public distribution.

All visitors must abide by the following rules when taking pictures or video at the Museum:

  • Exhibits are not to be disturbed.
  • No flash photography inside the galleries.
  • Pathways or other access areas may not be blocked in any way.
  • Labels and other signs may not be changed or removed.
  • Important disclaimer: Photographers/videographers are liable for any damage to Museum property.


Commercial or Portrait Photography

To submit a Commercial or Portrait Photography Request for the Museum or Park, please fill out the
Photography Policy and Authorization Agreement Form.

Lions Bridge Field • Photographer: Golden Element Studio

Portrait, Academic, Commercial Photography/Videography & Filming

Portrait, Student, and Commercial photography and videography in the Museum and on the Park grounds are permitted and encouraged, but must be approved in advance by the Mariners’ Rental Sales Department. To submit a request, please click here to fill out the Photography Policy Form, and we’ll be in touch!


Media/Press Photography

Media organizations must contact the Marketing Department before filming of any kind.


Wedding and Events

If you’re interested in holding a wedding or event in The Mariners’ Museum, or on the Park grounds, you can find more information at or contact our Rental Sales team at (757) 591-5124 or

Bridal Portraits outside of package reservation time and/or location require advance notice. To request a portrait session reservation, please fill out the Photography Policy and Authorization Agreement Form and we’ll be in touch!

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Questions about our Photography Policy?
Contact our Digital Services Department at (757) 591-7703 or e-mail