Join us in the Museums Access Forum to help us make sure all our museums are as accessible as possible for all our visitors to enjoy.

If you have a direct knowledge of disability or particular access needs in any form, and an interest in Birmingham’s heritage, we would love to welcome you to our first Access Forum meeting.

Birmingham Museums Trust wants to ensure that our venues, facilities and events are as accessible as possible for all our visitors to enjoy. This isn’t always easy – balancing the needs of visitors with disabilities with the conservation and preservation of historic buildings and collections is a challenge. However, we are confident that if we work in the right way, and with the right people, we can help balance these needs with the vital needs of our visitors to access these fantastic collections.

We want to work with people with a range of access needs, and an interest in heritage, to help us ensure we are shaping our museums in the right way for the future. From our website to our Tearooms, physical access to the building to the way you find out information, to toilets, staff, signage, and events, we know that the best way to find out what people need, is to ask them!

We are establishing an Access Forum with the aim to make some immediate changes to help our current visitors, and to feed into our future planning so that developments of our buildings take access into account from the start.

For more information about the Forum, or to say you would like to join us, please contact Rosie Barker, Community Engagement Officer on Rosie.Barker@birminghammuseums.org.uk or 0121 348 8103. 

Refreshments will be provided, and we will also aim to provide whatever accessibility support you need in order to attend and contribute.