Browsing category: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

After seven long months Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is finally open again and it was a real delight to be back there as a family.  

Things look a bit different from the last time we visited.  There's an excellent one way system in place throughout the museum (sadly the top floor is shut for the time being), numerous hand sanitizing stations and many guides on hand to point you in the right direction or answer questions.  All these new measures made for a very relaxed and safe visit. 

Another new addition to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is the stunning new exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' which will run until 7th February 2021.   This is a world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.    It features amazing images of animals throughout the world.  We really enjoyed browsing the pictures.  My boys particularly loved the images that were displayed on a large screen.    

Once we'd finished at the wildlife exhibition we continued our walk around the museum.  A particular highlight was the 'Orrible Objects section.  A very friendly member of the museum staff talked us through some of the weird and wonderful objects that are housed in the museum.  

Once we had finished our wander round the museum we made our way through to the Edwardian Tearoom.  It still holds its same charm but with a number of excellent safety measures in place including spacing of tables and table service.  To celebrate the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition a Peacher Perfect cocktail has been created by the cocktail masters of the Pineapple Club.  It features Peach Leaf Wine, Drambuie, tonic water and a fresh peach wedge.  It was absolutely delicious!  There's also a special Go Bananas Monkey Milkshake which my boys loved.      

We had such a brilliant day out at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and would definitely recommend a visit.  For more information follow the link.

Disclaimer: I received a family ticket to the Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition and lunch at the Edwardian Tearooms in return for a review. All content, opinions and views remain my own.

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