Our venues


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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


Christmas Parties

Join us at Birmingham Museums over the festive season at two stunning, city centre venues. Entertain your guests at the elegant Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, or at the fun and quirky Thinktank, Science Museum for a Christmas event to remember.

Download the Christmas hire leaflet (PDF) or see below.

Christmas Receptions

We offer the opportunity for you to host your own exclusive Christmas drinks reception at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Locations include the VIP area of the Edwardian Tearooms or the elegant splendour of the historic Round Room Gallery.


On arrival

  • Celebratory glass of Prosecco

Festive canapés:

  • Warm winter spiced parsnip soup shots
  • Mini hot turkey, cranberry and sage bun
  • King prawns with redcurrant chilli dip
  • Brie and cranberry tart
  • Christmas ice cream cornets
  • Stollen and fruitcake bites

Tray service

  • Red and white house wine
  • Bottled beers
  • Fruit juice
  • Still and sparkling water


Edwardian Tearooms
£32 per person + VAT. Includes the complimentary use of the VIP area in the Edwardian Tearooms, for 1 hour between 4–6pm. Minimum 15 guests, maximum 40 guests.

Round Room Gallery
For larger groups, exclusive use of the Round Room Gallery is available, from 6pm for an additional £1,000 + VAT.

Christmas Parties & Special Events

Dine in festive style at either at Thinktank or Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with a delicious, freshly prepared four course dinner and drinks.



  • Spiced butternut and sweet potato soup (v)
  • Dill and potato salad finished with pepper mackerel
  • Accompanied by a selection of artisan breads

Main course

  • Traditional roast Shropshire turkey accompanied with sage and onion seasoning, and chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon
  • Slow roast shank of lamb glazed with redcurrant reduction
  • Mediterranean roast vegetable and parmesan wellington served with vegetarian reduction (v)

Accompanied by a selection of seasonal vegetables


Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and vanilla cream
Chocolate ganache tart, fresh raspberries and mint reduction

Followed by

Coffee and after dinner mints


Room Hire: £1,000 + VAT
£34 per person + VAT
Includes arrival drink, four course dinner, festive novelties and licensed bar until midnight at either Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, or Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

Contact Us

For more information or to book please call our expert team on 0121 348 8082 or email events@birminghammuseums.org.uk