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.
The museum is open again to the public following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. We welcome you back to explore three centuries of moving image history. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm every day (except for closure between Christmas and New Year).
Leading film critic Mark Kermode visited the museum in Summer 2017 and made this film about us for his 'KermodeUncut' video blog.
We have reopened to the public following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions. The museum galleries are open every day from 10am to 5pm (except between Christmas and New Year). Please observe the covid-safe protocols described here. After the relaxation of 19 July we please ask that you continue to wear face coverings while visiting for the safety of others. Thank you.
Study facilities are open by appointment 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. You can book to come and research here.
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.