Volunteering at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a world class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre and has a fabulous volunteer team to match.

Volunteers get involved with a whole host of activities from engaging visitors on a day to day basis and working with families in school holidays to conservation cleaning, assisting our curators, working with archaeological finds and supporting documentation projects.

Get Involved in Volunteering

Right now it’s a particularly exciting time to get involved with Volunteering as we partially reopen Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery between April and December this year! We will be opening the doors of the museum to showcase five new innovative exhibitions and displays designed to make us look, feel and think differently about the art and heritage that surround us. The five displays (along with several other exhibits) will bring together themes such as culture, identity, community, and media, with new objects on display and a space for visitors to join in and contribute. The displays will be supported by a programme of live events including talks, performances and a series of Edwardian Tearooms ‘Lates’ over the course of the year. For more information about the reopening of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have a look at the Reopening Blog.

If you are interested in volunteering for Birmingham Museums during this exciting time then take a look at our volunteering page for more details and to see how you can get involved.

Previous Volunteers Experiences

If you visit the galleries you might spot one of our volunteers talking to the public about our collections and directing people around the museum, this wonderful team help to make sure all our visitors have the best possible time with us. You can hear from Rosemary about her experiences of engaging with visitors to the museum in her blog post Visitors to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

Behind the scenes volunteers are often busy supporting our curatorial and collections teams. Read about Izzy’s experience supporting the digitisation and documentation of our Works on Paper Collection in her blog post Volunteering with the works on paper collection.  We also have a small number of volunteering opportunities within other teams too, in this blog post  Volunteering with the image library  you can hear from Jasmine about her work volunteering to support the development of our Digital Image Resource.  In the  Volunteering on Inspire 2018  blog post, you can hear from Deminder about her work helping with our annual youth art competition, Inspire.

We are extremely grateful to all our amazing volunteers at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and there are regular opportunities for more wonderful people to join the team!