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 87,000 items. Over 1,000 of our items are on display in our Galleries and are available to be viewed by the public.  

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm every day (except for closure between Christmas and New Year). This year we will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 2nd January.

Leading film critic Mark Kermode visited the museum in Summer 2017 and made this film about us for his 'KermodeUncut' video blog.

Read more about us

You can explore and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, where we have films and podcasts about the museum and its collections. There is a series of podcasts available now with student volunteers Chloé and Jess interviewing academics and others about film history, using our holdings.

You can also find a podcast about us by The Cinematologists here

Find out more about our Black Screen History Exhibition, curated by Chloé Jarrett-Bell  here

Please check our audio guides

Our first audio guide
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