Our venues


Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

Photo aston

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

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

Photo blakesley

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

Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

Photo sarehole

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

Photo soho

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

21 Jul 2015

Conservation Club

Birmingham Museums Trust set up the Conservation Club as a way of getting the local community involved in their museums. Our wonderful volunteers have given over 500 hours of their time to cleaning our heritage sites. They have learnt about preventive conservation - the way we keep the historic houses and their contents safe from damage from thing like damp or insect pests and been truly fantastic in caring for our museums.

I really enjoyed meeting all the volunteers at the training session held at Aston Hall in December. We don’t overheat the building as an effective way of keeping the humidity levels at a safe level for all the wooden furniture in the house so the building is not the warmest in the winter! But the enthusiasm and energy of our volunteers sustained us through the session. After the training, all of our volunteers were experts at handling the portable vacuum cleaners strapped around their waists. They could use the variable suction to avoid damaging fragile surfaces, and they knew what to look out for in the way of rodent or insect pest infestations. 

The team is brilliant. They are so dedicated to caring for Birmingham Museums Historic Houses which is sometimes particularly unglamorous. There are 20 of them into total. You can see a few of them here in action here:

Conservation Club in action

As a team we have now carried out a thorough clean and condition check of Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Soho House, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and a large part of the Museum’s Collections Centre.