Christmas Parties

Why not see 2020 out in style with a Christmas party at either the iconic Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or the fun and quirky Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum? We can offer you a night to remember and you’ll be supporting Birmingham Museums Trust as a charity with your booking!

While Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museums remains closed to the public for the immediate future, we’re pleased that this amazing venue along with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will both be available for parties and events this Christmas, offering a safe and special space to celebrate.

We have two Christmas packages available:

  • Christmas Parties: Enjoy a festive four course dinner with drinks at either Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or Thinktank. 
  • Christmas Receptions: Celebrate with an exclusive Christmas drinks reception at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Find out more about each package below:

Christmas Parties

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

At Thinktank

Your Christmas party will begin with a drink on arrival alongside the City of Birmingham locomotive and beneath the Spitfire and Hurricane. Then take your seat to enjoy a freshly prepared four course dinner set amongst our heritage car and motorbike exhibits. Drinks will be available throughout the evening from our licensed bar which will be open until midnight. Finally, end your evening with dancing in the newly refurbished Signal Box café which is situated adjacent to the City of Birmingham locomotive.

At Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Your Christmas party will begin with a drink on arrival in the elegant and historic Round Room. Then take your seat for a freshly prepared festive four course dinner in the stunning Industrial Gallery. Drinks will be available throughout the evening from our licensed bar in the Edwardian Tearooms, which will be open until midnight. Finally, end your evening with dancing in the Edwardian Tearooms.

Prices

Venue hire: £1,000 + VAT
£40 per person + VAT
Includes arrival drink, four course dinner, festive novelties and licensed bar until midnight.

New Year Sale!

Have you had to put your Christmas party plans for December 2020 on hold? If so, we have the perfect solution – the “post-Christmas” Christmas Party! From January to March, we will be offering you the opportunity to host your party with us for just £500 + VAT. This massive 50% discount is available for bookings confirmed by 18th December 2020 (T&C’s apply). Book now to secure your date! 

Also, if you must cancel due to COVID-19 we won’t charge a fee. (Only applicable for cancellations directly relating to Government advice on COVID-19 in relation to events, T&C’s apply).

Menu

Starters

  • 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

Dessert

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

Followed by

Coffee and after dinner mints.

To make a booking or for more information contact our team; details can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

Prices

Edwardian Tearooms
£40 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.

Menu

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

Safety Information

We want to reassure you that your event is in safe hands, you can find out more by reading our Safety Assurance Protocols.

Contact Us

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

Birmingham Museums Trust cares for the city’s collection of over 1 million treasured objects and artworks across nine venues, bringing people’s stories alive through exhibitions, events, activities and community workshops. Proceeds from Christmas event bookings will go towards supporting our valuable work and help to secure the future of Birmingham Museums so we can champion the city and its heritage for generations to come.