Note: The Whatcom Museum will be temporarily closed until further notice and will re-open during Phase 3 of the governor’s Safe Start plan. Photo Archives are physically closed but accepting email orders and inquiries.
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:
Syre Education Center
201 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
The building is next to Old City Hall. Entrance door is located in the alley toward the back of the building. You will need to ring the buzzer to be admitted.
Wednesday – Friday, 1-5 PM
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.