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, Heritage Lottery 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, The City of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Development Trust and the Public Picture Gallery Fund for their on-going support.

Our Corporate Supporters

Birmingham is a city that businesses fall in love with and the passion of its people is infectious. We are extremely grateful to our Corporate Supporters for helping us make an impact on our city’s future. 

Corporate Patrons 

  • Savills (Founding Member)

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Corporate Members 

  • Cooper Parry (Founding Member)
  • Stowe Family Law

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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
  • Mr Clive Richards OBE DL 
  • Sir Mark Aspinall 
  • Mr Christopher Firmstone

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
  • Mr Glynn Jones
  • Dr Harriet Martin
  • Dr Ian Grosvenor
  • Mr James Wells
  • Miss Jo Smith
  • Dr Magdi Obeid
  • Mrs Luned Corser
  • Mrs Mary Mellor
  • Mr Miles Plumb
  • Mr Peter Hutton
  • Mr Philip Mills
  • Mr Richard Meek
  • Mrs Rita McLean
  • Mrs Rosie Mayer
  • 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.