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Filming application process

Take a look at the process we follow when we receive formal applications for filming permission at our properties.

Below is the process we’ll follow when we receive your formal application to film at one of our properties.


Staff involved in the maintenance, care and running of the relevant site or sites will be sent your application and asked to comment on it. It may take a few days for us to receive back all responses.

All concerns, questions and issues raised will be returned to you to address. This process will be repeated until everyone concerned is happy with the filming proposal.


Next, you must submit proof of public liability insurance to a value of £1 million or £5 million per occurrence.

Risk assessment

You should complete a comprehensive risk assessment for the filming as early as possible. Our Monument Conservation Unit will examine this and ask you to address any issues as necessary. 

If we feel the risk assessment is inadequate, filming won’t be allowed to take place until it’s been satisfactorily amended. 

Find out how to carry out a risk assessment on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Permission letter 

We will issue a permission letter and indemnity once all paperwork and agreements for the filming proposal are in place. 

You must sign and return the indemnity before filming can take place. We can accept a scanned copy of the indemnity by email, but you must also send us the hard copy by post. 

Permission is granted as soon as we have received the signed indemnity (scan or hard copy). 


An invoice for the full amount will be issued in the month that the filming took place. 

More information 

You can find further details about the application process in our useful filming guide. 

Download our guide to filming at our properties [PDF, 110KB]