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Ordering images

Please contact the museum by email ( with details of your image requirements.

Based on the information you give us, we will search for existing photographs or assess whether new photography is required. We will then cost the job and send you a quote by email. If you wish to proceed, we will send an invoice and an image use licence for you to complete and return, with the appropriate payment.

The licence indicates that you agree to our terms and conditions for either: (i) use of images or (ii) reproduction of images, depending on your requirements.

Payment methods

We can accept payment by BACS and cheque in pounds sterling, euros or US dollars at the current exchange rate (use an online currency converter such as the Personal Currency Assistant).

All cheques must be made out to UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

Unfortunately we cannot accept payment by credit card

We will endeavour to complete orders as quickly as possible, but please allow up to three weeks to process your order. The Museum has a small number of staff and orders can accumulate during busy periods, particularly if new photography is required.

The image licence must be signed and returned and the fee paid in full before any images can be dispatched.

New photography

Not all objects have high quality digital images available in stock. Any new photography required will be charged at £35 per hour of staff time required. Please contact us to get an estimated cost for your particular request.

Please note that all new photography is subject to it being possible to take the photograph requested. We will contact you in the unlikely event that we cannot carry out your request.

Opening Times

We are regularly open five days a week, 12.30 - 16:30.

And now open the third Saturday of every month!

Monday 12.30 - 16:30

Tuesday 12.30 - 16:30

Wednesday 12.30 - 16:30

Thursday 12.30 - 16:30

Friday 12.30 - 16:30

Selected Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00

We hope to see you soon!