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 careers website for volunteer opportunities and 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.
Wellbeing and Access
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 adult and young carers, adults and children on the autistic spectrum, adults with dementia, and for refugees. We also run Be Well at BMAG days, when all our visitors can try out new activities to improve their wellbeing. We want to ensure our venues, collections and programmes are accessible to all. For details of a wellbeing and access events, please visit our What's On page.