Donate to help us through this time of great financial uncertainty.
Your help now will mean we can continue to support the people of Birmingham through this difficult time and beyond.
“When the current crisis is over Birmingham will need its museums more than ever. Museums will play an essential role in rebuilding public confidence by providing safe spaces where communities can gather, and people can reflect. Birmingham’s museums contribute to a sense of local identity and make significant contributions to the economy and the vibrancy of our city. We must ensure they are still here to do this when we come through the other side.“
Ellen McAdam, Director
Did you know that Birmingham Museums is a charity? We care for the city’s collection of over 1 million objects and artworks across nine venues, bringing people’s stories alive through exhibitions, special events and activities.
But we are more than just our buildings and objects.
We are there for our visitors to inspire them and support their well-being - from a child’s first school visit to Thinktank who becomes fascinated by science, to giving carers a much-needed break with a programme of free creative art sessions at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Over 100,000 schoolchildren learn with us every year, and we ensure as many people as possible can enjoy exploring our museums, with everything from autism-friendly sessions to our dementia-friendly cafes and livestreaming our exhibitions direct into care homes.
Even though our doors are closed, we are working hard to continue this work. We are staying in touch with you by sharing stories from the collection online, hearing your personal stories and encouraging people to stay connected. We have come up with fun and educational online content, as well as delivering essential support where we can, such as the Sarehole Mill Community Shop.
The COVID 19 global crisis is having a serious impact on us and what we do for the city of Birmingham. Every day we are losing £15,000 of income because making money to run our museums, from tickets, shops, cafes and events, is no longer possible. We rely on that money.
Please donate to support our valuable work. Every donation helps.