The museum offers an attractive backdrop for filming and photography. It is suitable for still product photography, fashion photography, filmed interviews, or as a backdrop to videos. It has surroundings that could be the set for dramatic scenes, and a traditional narrowboat cabin. The natural brick walls are an attractive feature of the building, which has an industrial atmosphere. A fine Victorian timber roof of exposed timber beams has barn-like qualities. The exhibits provide a varied background to a scene intended to be set in a museum.
The museum's exhibits are colourful and photogenic. They can be used as a backdrop to interviews, presenters' explanations, and in connection with programmes about transport, waterways, and industrial history. We have even been used as a background for a financial advice programme! As an unusual and colourful place to make programmes, the museum has a lot to offer.
Corporate videos cover a wide range of topics. Shooting an interview or a scene in the museum may be appropriate to topics concerned with heritage, transport heritage, London's history, economic history, or of course canals and waterways.
Interviewing a spokesman, commentator, celebrity or subject expert in front of a camera requires a suitable background. The museum offers colourful exhibits, the narrowboat cabin, brick walls, or a meeting room providing a neutral background where this is preferred.
Taking still pictures of a product involves a careful choice of location. Our locations include the colourful narrowboat Coronis, walled surroundings, a stable stall, the steep horse ramp, and a range of industrial and heritage decor.
Boats and canals may represent the great outdoors without the uncertainty of the weather in the real outdoors. The brick walls present a neutral but attractive background location for fashion photography in a central London location.