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Edwardian Tea Room extends opening hours

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery hoping to attract weekend visitors to café with new Friday night opening hours from next month

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery's recently refurbished Edwardian Tea Room is to become the newest addition to the city's evening social scene with the launch of extended openings.

The historic venue is to be opened up on Friday evenings.

The grade II-listed dining room has been carefully restored to its former glory and visitors will also be able to make use of the adjoining Round Room, Lower Industrial Gallery and Buddha Gallery during the extended opening hours, although the main Museum & Art Gallery building will operate to its normal daily hours.

Robert Hayes, commercial director of Birmingham Museums Trust, which runs the venue, said: "The Edwardian Tea Room is the ideal venue to boost Birmingham's thriving evening social scene and gives people a unique alternative to go for food and drinks, where they can relax in beautiful surroundings.

"Its location in the heart of the city makes it the perfect place to socialise with colleagues after a busy week at work or to meet up for a lovely meal and a few drinks before hitting the town for a night out."

The new venture, which will see the 19th century tea room opened up from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays, will be launched on July 10.

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