Photography Policy

Bring your cameras! From the grand views to the historic nooks and crannies to smiling faces, there are so many moments to capture at Mill City Museum.

Mill City Museum recognizes the photogenic nature of the building. We welcome photography during public hours with these restrictions:

  • Photography must be personal in its end use, such as photos for graduations, engagements, weddings, or families.
  • Large parties may not be able to be accommodated due to the disruption of regular business operations. Please contact us for large group photos.
  • Business or commercial photo shoots require written permission in advance of the shoot date; same-day permission is never available.
  • Photography must not interfere with the operation of the museum, and may not block or restrict visitor movement or access to the museum and café spaces. This includes a restriction on changing clothes and/or other preparation in the restrooms.
  • The building is a National Historic Landmark. Please be respectful of the space by not sitting in the window wells, moving furniture, disrupting signage, or climbing museum fixtures.
  • The museum gallery, offices, and education lobby are off limits without permission. Outdoor spaces (such as the courtyard, balcony, and train shed) may also be off limits during inclement weather.

Mill City Museum’s staff is the ultimate authority on what constitutes a violation of these restrictions. We reserve the right to ask you to alter or end your shoot in cooperation with these guidelines.

Thousands of people preserve memories and mark major life moments here at Mill City Museum. If you have valued your use of the space, please consider making a $20 donation to help preserve this National Historic Landmark. You may make a donation in any amount via cash or credit at the visitor services desk or in our donation box at the top of the gallery stairs.

If you have any questions or concerns about photography at Mill City Museum, please contact:

Visitor services manager
mcm@mnhs.org
612-341-7131