Help us to continue our work for the benefit of future generations

Birmingham Museums is a world class, socially purposeful charity, rooted in the distinctive cultural heritage of the region. The collection, started in 1885 and continually evolving with contemporary collecting, is the city’s greatest cultural asset. This priceless resource enables us to engage communities with art and heritage helping to forge links between past, presentand future, inspiring creativity, hope and trust. To continue our work, we need your support.

One of the ways people choose to support us is through a gift in their Will. After taking care of your family and friends, your gift, no matter the size, will make a real difference. Previous gifts in Wills have helped us to:

  • Invest in the conservation of our world class collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours.
  • Develop new exhibitions, displays and learning programmes.
  • Acquire objects and art works which help us to tell the story of Birmingham and its people.

There are different ways you can support Birmingham Museums through a gift in your Will, and we recommend that you seek independent legal advice when doing so to ensure that it is legally valid and accurately reflects your wishes. You can find a local, qualified solicitor to help you write a Will on the Remember A Charity’s website.

Gifts can be made to Birmingham Museums as a whole, or to a specific museum or gallery. Unrestricted gifts are the most helpful, as they allow us to share your generosity in the areas where it is needed most.

If you are considering restricting your gift to a specific area of our work, or if you would like to leave an object or artwork, please contact us to discuss your plans first to ensure that we are able to meet your wishes.

In Memory Gifts

A gift in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to support a cause that was important to them. By leaving a gift in your Will in their memory or donating during your lifetime, their love of art and heritage can help us to inspire the next generation.

Please get in touch

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Birmingham Museums and would like more information, we would love to hear from you.

Or, if you have already made provision to support us in your will, we would love to thank you and talk to you about how we can recognise your gift.

Please email:

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your will, please contact Zak Mensah, Co-CEO.