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Museums

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Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is both a public museum and an academic research centre housing one of Britain’s largest public collections of artefacts and ephemera with over 75,000 items relating to the history and prehistory of cinema.

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum holds a research collection of international stature, illustrating the development of visual entertainment from the late 17th century through to classical Hollywood and present day films and moving image media. Anyone working in areas of film, media, social history, popular culture or the history of science will find important material among our artefacts as well as the largest library on the moving image in any British university, and the largest anywhere in the country after the British Film Institute.

Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives service manages 5 museum sites, BARAS and BRERC. Principal sites include M Shed, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Georgian House Museum, Kings Weston Roman Villa, The Red Lodge Museum and the Records Office.

Students have access to a wide range of events and exhibitions, including exhibitions of historical and contemporary art; archaeology; public history; geology; ethnography and natural history.

Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfil this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage diverse local and international audiences.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Centre in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, and serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

National Museum of Wales

The National Museum of Wales houses collections and expertise in the following fields:

  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Natural sciences
  • Visual Arts
  • Medieval and modern history
  • Languages and dialects
  • Library and information studies
  • Museology
  • Conservation
  • Learning
  • Major touring and temporary exhibitions

The art collection is one of Europe’s finest and students can explore five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist art.

Roman Baths Museum, Bath

A part of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Heritage Service, the Roman Baths Museum encourages public access and interpretation. The organisation promotes and supports research on the site and on the collections.

The museum offers a number of public and private lectures and also guided tours of the stores and archaeological areas not on public display.