About Us

The Association of Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Founded in 1931, the Friends is a registered charity which supports Birmingham Museums Trust both financially and through our team of enthusiastic volunteers.

Friends volunteers posing with an Anglo-Saxon soldier at the Staffordshire Hoard themed evening opening of BMAG
Friends volunteers posing with an Anglo-Saxon soldier

We aim to give £25,000 to Birmingham Museums Trust every year. This money pays for capital projects, purchasing acquisitions, funding conservation work and supporting contemporary artists through commissions.

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‘Transporter’ – by Keiko Mukaide and Ronnie Watt (Presented by the Friends in 2012).

By paying the annual subscription and joining the Friends, you are helping to support and sustain the world class museum collections in Birmingham. To see a short version of the full financial status of the Friends, click Short Accounts.

The Friends supports Birmingham Museums Trust
Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the leading museums groups in the UK, cares for Birmingham’s internationally important collection of over 800,000 objects and works of art – arguably the best civic collection in England. Its operations extend over nine sites around Birmingham:
• Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG)
• Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
• Aston Hall
• Blakesley Hall
• Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
• Museum Collections Centre
• Sarehole Mill
• Soho House
• Weoley Castle

The Round Room at BMAG
The Round Room at BMAG
Sarehole Mill
Sarehole Mill

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use the ‘contact us’ page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.