Welcome to The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is home to one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain. We are both an accredited public museum and an academic research facility and we hold a collection of over 85,000 items. Over 1,000 of our items are on display in our Galleries and are available to be viewed by the public 7 days a week.
We have reopened following closure due to the pandemic. Our temporary opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. There are details on visiting and restrications here
Leading film critic Mark Kermode visited the museum in Summer 2017 and made this film about us for his 'KermodeUncut' video blog.
Unfortunately the museum is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to reopen for limited hours in September but please check the website for details.
In usual times the museum galleries are open every day from 10am to 5pm (except between Christmas and New Year). Study facilities are open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm (except for Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year).
Browse our catalogue, listing details of our collection of over 75,000 artefacts.
Bill Douglas (1934-1991) was one of the British cinema's most innovative auteurs. As well as making films, he and his friend Peter Jewell assembled a remarkable collection of over 50,000 items. This was gifted to the University to found the museum and forms the heart of our collection.