23 Jan 2017

Valentine’s Day all wrapped with a Birmingham Museums bow

Birmingham Museums is helping the people of Birmingham to spread the love for Valentine’s Day with events and ideas to make the day extra special, including a romantic dinner in the spectacular Industrial Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Valentine Dinner at BMAG

The special after-hours event will be a dinner reservation that your loved ones won’t be expecting. On 14th February the stunning Industrial Gallery will be transformed into an elegant fine dining setting where you can enjoy a romantic five course meal, whilst being serenaded by live music.

Tables can be booked from 7pm – 9pm and the menu includes delicious dishes prepared exclusively for the evening. Guests will choose from four dishes for starter and main course including spiced butternut and sweet potato soup, pan seared scallop and pancetta crumble and beetroot gravadlax for starter and rump of lamb, and gateaux of wild mushroom, parmesan & savoury thyme pancakes for main. The menu has something for everyone to enjoy – not forgetting the refreshing gin and tonic sorbet intermediate course, dessert and tea, coffees and after-dinner chocolates.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director at Birmingham Museums, said: “What better way to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day than to take them for dinner in a unique location like Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Our menu is set to tantalise the tastebuds perfectly, and with music and the beautiful surroundings of the Industrial Gallery, our valentine dinner will be the ideal way to spend time with your loved one.”

The five course meal costs £42.50 per head. For more information including full menus and details of how to book visit the Valentine Dinner page.

Make a unique Valentine gift at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

With dinner covered, Birmingham Museums is also helping you to find that perfect personalised gift as the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is hosting a ‘Make a ring for your loved one’ workshop on 11th February. The one day session involves learning a variety of jewellery making techniques under the guidance of contemporary jeweller Grace Page and ending by creating your very own silver ring which will make the perfect Valentine’s gift. It costs £50 for the session, which includes all materials. For more details including booking information please visit the 'Make a Ring for your loved one' page .

Special Valentine Tour at Soho House

You can also take a step back in time and learn about the birth of Georgian romance on a special valentine tour of Soho House, the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton. Visitors will learn about the romantic influence of writers such as Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and discover more about the Georgian surroundings of Soho House. Taking place on 15th and 16th February, tour tickets are £7. More details including booking information can be found on the 'A Very British Romance' page .


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Notes to Editors

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust is an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over 1 million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. For more information, head to