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BIRMINGHAM'S MUSEUMS NEED YOUR HELP

This month I have decided to choose a local charity and one that's pretty close to my heart. As a history lover, I have spent many hours exploring the venues looked after by this charity and so when I heard it was in danger due to the coronavirus crisis I knew I wanted to support it in any way I could.


So without any more small talk, I'd like to introduce this month's chosen charity...


The entrance to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


This month's chosen charity: Birmingham Museums Trust


Birmingham Museums Trust is a charity which looks after 9 venues across the city, ensures the collections within each property is well cared for, and hosts events and exhibitions for the public. The properties cared for by the Birmingham Museums Trust include, but are not limited to, local treasures such as; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Aston Hall, and Sarehole Mill.


Why is this fund so important?


60% of the trust's income comes from selling exhibition tickets, and sales inside their cafes and shops, meaning that due to the pandemic the majority of their revenue has been wiped out. Even though most of the properties have been closed since March, the costs of keeping these beautiful buildings remain and so they desperately need to replace their lost funding. Without funding, we risk losing some of Birmingham's most important historic buildings and the collections within them. 


What can I do to help?


There are several ways you can help support the Birmingham Museums Trust:


Donate

The trust has set up a Just Giving page for anyone wishing to donate. As of August 2020, the Birmingham Museums Trust have managed to raise an amazing £34,000 to keep them going throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, but the fundraising doesn't have to stop there.

You can donate to the Birmingham Museums Trust Here.


Shop

The Birmingham Museum gift shop is continuing to run online with a whole bunch of Birmingham based merch on offer. The shop has also recently added hand sanitiser and facemasks to their stock list meaning you can stay safe and support the Museums Trust at the same time.

You can visit the Birmingham Museums Trust online gift shop here.


Visit & Eat

Whilst the majority of their venues will remain closed for now, Sareholl Mill is still offering their courtyard pizza which can be purchased and eaten on site. Two other properties, Blakesley Hall and Aston Hall are currently offering tours of the properties which will run at a specific time and require a pre-booked ticket. 


If you can afford to help the Birmingham Museums Trust in any way that would be fantastic, but I understand that money is tight for people at the moment so please consider sharing the fundraiser if you can't donate. You can also follow the Birmingham Museums Trust on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date with their fundraising and eventual reopenings.


Just a quick announcement - This will be the last of these posts I write as they don't seem to get a huge amount of traffic and I figured I could probably do more to help by using Twitter and Instagram to promote important charities.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this month's chosen charity, and thank you again if you were able to make a donation. 


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