Keep watching this website, particularly the “WHAT’S NEW” page for more announcements.

March 26, 2020

Although Birmingham Museums’ buildings are currently closed, you can still explore some of the remarkable objects in the collection. Just click here to follow some of the virtual tours available.

March 19, 2020

Friends of Birmingham Museums has had to respond to the emergency that has disrupted normal life for the whole country. At the time of writing there are three main impacts:
the Events programme,  the Friends Office, and Artefacts. 

We have cancelled our forward events programme. The government’s distancing rules prevent us bringing members together. We have contacted those who had booked to agree what they wished to do with their booking fees. The events further ahead in time are being retained in case the situation improves.
From Wednesday March 18, 2020, Birmingham Museums Trust closed all its buildings to the public until at least May 1. Most staff, including those in the Friends Office are obliged to work from home.
Without access to any messages left on our office telephones or to any post, the best way to contact the Friends is by email (committee.fbmag@gmail.com or fbmagmembership@gmail.com).
Because the museum sites are closed and thus most of the museum attractions are unavailable, we will not be producing “Artefacts” for the foreseeable future.

(David Foster, Chair Friends of Birmingham Museums)