The Grundy Museum, 610 Radcliffe St. in Bristol Borough, is reopening on May 24. Closed over the winter for interior improvements and housekeeping, the museum is inviting the public to experience the Victorian splendor dramatized by the popular HBO series The Gilded Age. Staff are excited to showcase refurbished interior collections, talk about updated storylines, and point to exterior additions aimed at expanding and beautifying the grounds.
Free, docent-led tours are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. These one-hour tours are available at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration is required. Guests meet in front of the museum for check-in. Reservations can be made through TicketLeap at grundymuseum.ticketleap.com.
Then, on June 4, the museum is hosting its Takeout Lunch, an annual “CanDoMore” fundraiser. Proceeds benefit STEM technology at the next door Grundy Library and museum textile conservation projects. Offered are two adult choices at $30, created separately and especially for Grundy by the King George II Inn and Bristol’s own Chef Sue Duffy Arroyo.
Reservations for boxed Takeout Lunch packages can now be purchased online through TicketLeap.
The “King George’s Lunch” features Italian meats and cheese topped with the KGII signature white balsamic dressing on seeded Italian bread. Included is a side of the KGII signature house salad. “Wrap Up Your Greens Lunch” is a vegetarian sandwich featuring grilled veggies in a wrap topped with hummus and baby spinach. Included is a homemade hummus cup with raw veggies and a vegan summer quinoa salad. Both choices include bottled water, fruit, a crunchy snack and a special sweet treat.
Curbside pick-up times on June 4 are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. River Park lawns are available for picnicking. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy lunch on the banks of the Delaware. Restrooms are not available due to ongoing construction. Guests are encouraged to share their Takeout Lunch pictures on social media.