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 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. Find out about Becoming a Patron.

Gold Patrons

  • Felonious Mongoose in memory of Dolores Johnston 
  • Mr Mike Gibbs 
  • Mr Clive Richards OBE DL 

Silver Patrons

  • Joe Godwin 
  • His Honour Alan Pardoe QC 
  • and those who wish to remain anonymous

Bronze Patrons

  • Mr Andrew Charman 
  • Dr Roy Cockel 
  • Mrs Joan Corfield Hall 
  • Mrs Ann Crump 
  • Mr Carl Durose 
  • Her Honour Jane Evans-Gordon 
  • Miss Estella Hindley QC 
  • Dr Harriet Martin 
  • Mr Richard Meek 
  • Mr Philip Mills 
  • Mr Richard Norburn 
  • Dr Magdi Obeid 
  • Mr Charles Purle QC 
  • Mr John Y Randall QC 
  • Miss Emily Reason 
  • Mrs Gillian Shaw 
  • Mr Jasbinder Singh 
  • Dr Anthony Verduyn 
  • Dr Jennifer Young 
  • and 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.