Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity. We are responsible for our own income generation and sustainability through fundraising, commercial hire and retail.

We are extremely grateful to all of our funders and supporters, without whom many of the programmes and services we run would not be possible.

In particular, we are grateful to Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Millennium Point Trust for their continued investment in making Birmingham Museums Trust an essential and world-class group of museums. We are also thankful to The Friends of Birmingham Museums and the Public Picture Gallery Fund for their on-going support.

A person looking at and pointing to Benny's Babbies by Cold War Steve on the wall.

Our Patrons

Our patrons provide vital support to the ongoing development of our nine sites across the city. Their support has allowed us to acquire important pieces of art, provide exciting learning workshops and reach communities throughout Birmingham.

Gold Patrons

  • Dr Charley Johnston

Silver Patrons

  • His Honour Alan Pardoe QC
  • Mr David Corser
  • Mr Guy Davies
  • Mr Joe Godwin

Bronze Patrons

  • Dr Anthony Verduyn
  • Mr Andrew Charman
  • Mrs Ann W. Crump
  • Ms Ann Warner
  • Mr Carl Durose
  • Ms Chrissie Twigg
  • Mrs Claire Williamson
  • Ms Clare Robinson
  • Mr David Hallam
  • Mrs Deborah de Haes
  • Mr Eamon Mooney
  • Mr Gavin Burns
  • Mrs Gillian Shaw
  • Dr Harriet Martin
  • Dr Ian Grosvenor
  • Mr James Wells
  • Mrs Luned Corser
  • Mrs Mary Mellor
  • Mr Miles Plumb
  • Mr Peter Hutton
  • Mr Philip Mills
  • Mr Richard Meek
  • Mrs Rita McLean
  • Dr Roy Cockel
  • Ms Shannon Lattin
  • Ms Tracey Stephenson
  • Mrs Yvonne Gateley

And all those who wish to remain anonymous.

We thank the hundreds of trusts and foundations, both regional and national, who have supported all aspects of our work, from providing funds for permanent and temporary exhibitions to dressing up clothes for visiting children and from securing historically-important acquisitions to funding exhibition catalogues. Every pound provided has gone a long way in ensuring that we provide the best possible service to the one million people that visit one or more of our museums each year.

And, finally, we are extremely grateful to our visitors, who continue to access our collections in huge numbers and donate in a multitude of ways. You are the reason that we endeavour to provide the best experiences possible.