Earlier this month I was invited to a Bloggers Morning with afternoon tea at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. I must admit, despite having lived in Birmingham for many years, I haven’t been to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery very much at all, so I was interested to see their new offerings and of course, sample the Edwardian Tea Room’s offering.
We were treated to a guided tour of some of the museum’s new exhibitions, including the refurbished 17th Century Art galleries, an exhibition of Birmingham’s history and a stunning jewellery exhibition.
After a tranquil morning exploring the museum, we headed to the Edwardian Tea Room for afternoon tea.
I had a much needed cup of Earl Grey before a lovely spread of sandwiches, scones and cakes was laid out for us.
There was a good selection of sandwiches, with meat and vegetarian options. I particularly liked the salami sandwich. This selection can also be made gluten-free.
The cakes and scones were also fantastic. Crumbly scones with clotted cream and jam are one of my favourite things, and these certainly didn’t disappoint. The cakes were moist and the flavours were lovely, especially the vibrant pink raspberry sponges.
With autumn drawing in and indoor activities taking preference over outdoor ones, the Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect place to spend a day. Tranquil and relaxing, exclusive collections including the Staffordshire Hoard, and a great spot to grab a bite to eat. We are very lucky in Birmingham to have such a wonderful place available to us for free, I will certainly be back to explore more very soon.
My afternoon tea was complimentary, many thanks to the team at BMAG. All opinions are, as always, my own and I was under no obligation to write a positive review.