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The Tea Room At Hamburg Historical Museum

Your Events

Do you belong to a group that would enjoy Tea, Shopping and a Look into Hamburg's Past? Looking for a unique place to have your Holiday Party or Special Event?  Consider booking your event at our Tea Room. We can work with you in scheduling and can assure you of a wonderful time. The Tea Room can be rented or we can serve Tea to your group. Contact us for details: Suzanne at 586.904.9346 or via e-mail at hamburgmuseumtearoom@outlook.com.


Special Thank You To Tea Room Volunteers Who Make our Team Room Such A Special Place:

Jeanette Johnson
Monica Ninteman
Carol Baker
Nancy Emery
Barb Nagy
Rose Ley
Ellen Babas
Dottie Babas
Carol Kennedy
Rosemary LaFave
Melani Zurlinden
Diana Davidson

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, December 10th: Holiday Tea at Hamburg Historical Museum

On Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m., the Hamburg Historical Museum will host a Holiday Tea with a High Tea Luncheon for its program entitled "185 Years of Christmas Traditions In Hamburg." Tickets are $20/person; seating is limited. For reservations, call 1-586-904-9346. For more information about the Museum, click here to view the November 2016 Newsletter.


High Tea Menu

Reservations Required

$10.00:

  • Chicken Salad on Croissant
  • Mini Quiche
  • Scone With Jelly
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Chocolate Dessert Assortment
  • Pot of Tea or Coffee

Snack Tea Menu

Reservations Required

$3.00:

  • Cookie Assortment
  • Pot of Tea or Coffee


TEA TIME

Ever stop to think who we should thank for Afternoon Tea? Anna Maria Russell, the Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857) was visiting Belvoir Castle in 1845 and became quite hungry waiting for dinner that was to be served at 8 P.M. She requested a pot of tea and small sandwiches which she found to hold her over for the wait from lunch to dinner. She enjoyed this so much that she began to invite friends over to share this repast between 4 and 6 p.m. One of those special friends was Queen Victoria who also found the wait between lunch and late dinners difficult. As with most things in the Victorian Era, rituals and rules quickly developed. Special menus with finger foods were exchanged. Elegant china with fine lace and linens were used. Beautiful silver tea services became the most sought wedding gift for any new bride of the elite. The ladies would have a collection of wonderful tea gowns, confections of embroidery and lace that allowed the wearer to loosen her corset and visit with ease. Afternoon guests would arrive and stay maybe 45 minutes during which time they enjoyed a cup of tea, a savory and sweet and, of course shared in the latest gossip. Afterwards, they were off to home, for the hours it took to dress for dinner, fortified for the next round of social events.


The Brighton Tea Company

It is a pleasure to be able to offer special items in our Tea Room. The Brighton Tea Co., just down the road from us, provides a special tea each month. For September we are offering Celtic Morning, a blend of 3 black teas.

We also have Brighton Breakfast Tea and Orance Spice Tea for sale in the Gift Shop.