The museum stocks exhibits featuring the history of Polish cinematography. Museum is located in the centre of Lodz in mid-nineteenth century small palace (residence) of Karol Scheibler.The museum is housed in the mid-nineteenth century small palace of Karol Scheibler, one of the most important Lodz industrialists of German origin, known as "The Cotton King" because of his wealth and the scale of his production.
The quiet harmonious facade of the building is in sharp contrast to the richness of the multiple styles of the eclectic interiors. The permanent exposition illustrates various stages of the advancement of film technology. Temporary exhibitions focus on film history, recent Polish blockbusters and contemporary Polish art, in particular photography and media art.