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

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160



Since 1931, the Association of Friends has supported Birmingham Museums Trust by raising money to help finance BMT’s acquisitions. Some Members also volunteer their services as researchers, cataloguers and administrators (to name but a few) on a range of BMT projects.

The Friends give around £25,000 a year to Birmingham Museums, raised through subscriptions, events, outings and donations.

This money goes towards everything from buying and commissioning new works, to funding important development programmes, such as Aston Hall, Soho House, Blakesley Hall and the Birmingham History Galleries.

The money donated has also been instrumental in levering much larger sums of external funding (from bodies such as the V&A Purchase Fund, the Art Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and local charities) for acquisitions and development.

Friends' Membership Scheme

It costs as little as £21 to become a Friend of Birmingham Museums. You will enjoy many benefits, including the quarterly Artefacts magazine, and become part of a lively social circle that enjoys exclusive events and activities all year round.

To find out more, please email fbmagmembership@googlemail.com


To apply to become a Friend or to buy a Gift Membership for a relative or friend please download, complete and return the relevant form.

Friends Membership Application Form

Gift Membership Application Form

Download the current edition of Artefacts (PDF) the magazine of the Friends of Birmingham Museums Trust.

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