We are proud to put inclusivity at the heart of our work. Birmingham Museums Trust is for everyone and we offer many different ways for you to get involved. Whether it’s volunteering your time, improving your wellbeing or exploring a community led exhibition we hope you find a way to engage with the museum.
We are lucky to have an amazing team of volunteers supporting us at all nine of our sites. Our volunteers get involved with a whole range of projects and activities and we couldn't do what we do without them. Do check out our volunteering page for more details and to see how you can get involved and for corporate teams please do have a look at our corporate volunteering offer.
Birmingham Museums Trust offers a number of work experience placements throughout the year. Our work experience programme is open to anyone over the age of fifteen who is not currently in employment. Each placement is one or two weeks long and is a great chance to gain some experience of the museum sector, develop your skills and knowledge, as well as getting a general awareness of the working world. Do check out our work experience opportunities and see how you can get involved.
We work with our local communities to create projects that support our aims and theirs. Communities shape the way we collect objects, create artwork to share in our spaces and work with the museum to tell their own stories. Each of our sites aims to build relationships with its local community and runs targeted project to support this process.
We also support community groups that operate on low income, to hire rooms at our venues, at a reduced rate for their activities. See our Community Room Hire page for more details.
Community Welcome Pass Scheme
Our Community Welcome Pass scheme could help you explore the city’s museums for free.
The scheme is open to community groups, CICs, or small charities based in Birmingham, Solihull or Sandwell who work with groups who might not otherwise visit our museums. Find out more our Community Welcome Pass Scheme.
Museums are incredibly powerful places for supporting wellbeing. A visit to our extraordinary spaces can promote feelings of relaxation, calm and enjoyment. We run programmes that support wellbeing for those that need it most, including art activities for adults and children and sessions for adults and children on the autistic spectrum, and our programme is always changing, with new activities on offer!
For a list of current wellbeing events see our What's On page.
Ensuring our venues, collections and programmes are accessible to all is a fundamental aspect to our work.