“This is a very challenging time for Birmingham Museums Trust, and we need your help.
Birmingham Museums Trust is a charity that cares for the city’s collection of over 1 million objects and artworks across nine venues, bringing people’s stories alive through exhibitions, special events and activities.
But we are more than just our buildings and objects.
We are there for our visitors to inspire them and support their well-being – from a child’s first school visit to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum who becomes fascinated by science, to giving carers a much-needed break with a programme of free creative art sessions at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Over 100,000 schoolchildren learn with us every year, and we ensure as many people as possible can enjoy exploring our museums, with everything from autism-friendly sessions to our dementia-friendly tours and livestreaming our exhibitions direct into care homes.
While our doors have been closed, we have been working hard to continue this work. We have been staying in touch with you by sharing stories from the collection online, hearing your personal stories and encouraging people to stay connected. We have come up with fun and educational online content, as well as delivering essential support where we can, such as running the Sarehole Mill Community Shop.
Reduced capacity and visitor numbers means it is not currently economically viable to open our sites – with 60% of our income coming from our cafes, shops, tickets and other commercial activity, this is financially devastating.
Please donate to support our valuable work and help secure the future of Birmingham Museums.”