Join Us

The Friends’ objective for the last 90+ years has been ‘to support and assist Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and to promote their use and enjoyment by the public’. ‘Artefacts’ (our quarterly magazine) and our Enewsletter keep our Members up-to-date with the latest news and events.  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery had to close its doors for essential maintenance work until 2024, making our work supporting and promoting Birmingham Museums Trust and its Historic Properties even more important than ever. However, we are delighted that it is now in the process of gradually reopening – with the Victorian Radicals exhibition now open which is free for Friends to visit. More information can be found on the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery website.

Membership subscriptions are paid annually (the second figure in each category is the concessionary rate for 60+/unwaged):
Single: £35 / £23
Double: £52 / £40
Students: £16

There is also the option to buy a Life membership:
Single: £500 / £350
Double:  £750 / £550

For your subscription, you gain the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to join the varied programme of Friends’ activities and events, including day trips, guided tours, weekends away and evening events;
  • Artefacts magazine four times a year;
  • Our Enewsletter to keep you up to date with the latest news and events;
  • Free entry to paying exhibitions in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery;
  • Free entry to all Birmingham Museums’ Historic Properties;
  • Varied and interesting opportunities to volunteer;
  • 10% discount on purchases made in Birmingham Museums Trust shops and cafes (exclusions apply);
  • 10% discount at The Birmingham and Midland Institute’s Coffee Lounge on production of a valid Friends Membership Card.
  • Plus discounts at the following venues (T&Cs apply):

Click here to download the application form. This also includes the Gift Membership application form – which includes three months free – so 15 months for the price of 12! It would make an ideal present for a friend or a relative!