Our venues


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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


Freelance Vacancies

Freelance opportunities at Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) are listed below. For Job Opportunities please see the Careers page.

Freelance Vacancies

Freelance Research Assistant (Body Image and Identity)

Fee: £15,000 (based on 100 days @ £150 between 4 December 2017 and 31 July 2017, with work pattern to be agreed in discussion with Line Manager)

Start date: 04 December 2017

Reporting to: Curatorial Team Leader, Rebecca Bridgman

Areas of responsibility: Collections research, exhibition production, writing interpretive text

Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) is in the process of defining an outline business case and masterplan for a transformational and ambitious redevelopment of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG). A major bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is anticipated in October 2018. 

The city of Birmingham’s museum collection consists of around 800,000 items. Collected over a century and a half, it is one of the great regional collections of the United Kingdom, reflecting Birmingham’s status as the Second City of the British Empire. Few civic collections in Europe can rival this historic, encyclopedic collection, which covers almost every imaginable subject area across art, human history, natural sciences, and science and industry.

Birmingham’s population of 1.1million is one of the largest, youngest and most diverse in Europe, with over 400,000 children and young people, and over 450,000 BAME residents. Visitors to BMAG do not currently reflect the diversity of Birmingham. Only 29% visit in family groups, and 19% are BAME residents. 27% of BMAG’s visitors are from lower income backgrounds, compared with 53% of the city’s population.

Our ambition is to take one of the world’s great museum collections and unlock its potential to inspire and engage these communities, most of whom are not regular museum visitors. We will use objects to tell stories about how people respond to the world and to each other – historically, socially and creatively. The Museum will explore Birmingham’s social, artistic, scientific, and industrial heritage using objects, oral histories, images and aspects of intangible cultural heritage. We will develop the displays through a process of community and academic engagement, acknowledging that there is as much knowledge and expertise outside the museum as inside it. The people of Birmingham will take ownership of their collection and their Museum.

For more information please read the job description .

Application deadline: Please apply by email with a covering letter and CV by 9am on 24 November 2017 to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk