Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum opened in 1997 as part of the British celebrations of the centenary of cinema. The Centre's remit is to encourage the ongoing enjoyment, understanding and study of film. The Centre provides a research collection of international stature, illustrating the development of optical recreation and popular entertainment from the late 18th century to Classical Hollywood and the present day.

Complementing the University's existing extensive resources for the study of popular culture, the Collection's 18,000 books give Exeter the country's largest University library on cinema. They are a permanent, uniquely valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers, and also contribute to the remarkably varied undergraduate degree programmes at Exeter. Explore the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum collections.

Students put film museum on screen

A group of student filmmakers made a 10-minute documentary about the work of the University of Exeter’s museum, The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.

MA Film Studies’ students Hannah Brown, Laz Carter, and Joe Hickinbottom were commissioned to make the documentary, undertaking the project as part of the ‘Elephant Pictures’ company.