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Photography Permits in Museums and Archaeological Sites


Photography for Personal Purposes:

Per the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, visitors can use their mobile phones and personal cameras to photograph authorized archaeological and heritage sites and museums as the following rules and regulations:

  • Abiding by the observed and accepted morals, behaviors, and dress code of the country.
  • Maintaining the site’s general appearance and cleanliness and not disturbing other visitors.
  • Respecting the rules related to visiting sites and not damaging or climbing archaeological walls or entering excavation areas or any restricted areas for your own safety and integrity of the site.
  • Cooperating with site administrators and security personnel for your own safety.
  • Refraining from using the photos and videos taken for commercial purposes.
  • Obtaining a written permit from the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities for photography related to educational projects and participation in local and international competitions. You can find the form in the following link: locations@culture.gov.bh

 

Photography for Commercial Purposes:
Per the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, photography for commercial purposes outside the Bahrain National Museum and archaeological sites is allowed so long as the relevant rules and regulations are followed. You can send photography requests of this type to the following email: locations@culture.gov.bh

 

Photography by Educational Institutions:
Per the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, photography for educational purposes outside the Bahrain National Museum and archaeological sites is allowed so long as the relevant rules and regulations at each location are followed. You can send photography requests of this type to the following email: locations@culture.gov.bh

 

Photography by Media Organizations:
Per the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, photography by media organizations outside the Bahrain National Museum and archaeological sites is allowed so long as the relevant rules and regulations at each location are followed. You can send photography requests of this type to the following email: locations@culture.gov.bh