Note: The Museum campus—Lightcatcher galleries and Old City Hall—reopens at 25% capacity on Thurs., March 4 as part of Phase 2 of the governor’s Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery plan. Museum hours of operation will be Thursdays – Sundays, Noon – 5pm. The Photo Archive is accepting email orders and inquiries, and is open by appointment only for in-person research following Covid protocols (closed to walk-ins).
Thousands of researchers access the Whatcom Museum’s Photo Archives each year, with searches that range from tracing family history to compiling material for books or films to a host of academic pursuits. We hope you will use this resource for your research project. For more information email Photo Archives.
Location and Hours:
Currently the Photo Archive is open for in-person visits by appointment only (no walk-ins).
Syre Education Center
201 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
The Whatcom Museum sells copies of images from its Photo Archives for personal use, research, exhibition, home and business display and for publication to non-profit and commercial entities. Images are NOT to be used for publication or posted on the Internet without prior approval and licensing from the Whatcom Museum. Click HERE for our fee schedule.
Downloading of images from the Whatcom Museum web page in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of “fair use” or to display materials.