The launch of a new restaurant in Grantham will give a boost to the town’s museum.
The Silk Route Indian restaurant will open on Thursday with a champagne reception from 6.30pm and buffet-style dinner.
Wahid Mozumder, the owner of the new restaurant on the site of the former Indian Garden in London Road, is a keen supporter of the museum and is donating part of the opening night’s takings to the trust that runs it.
A museum spokesman said: “This is a great example of a new local business working together with a local charity organisation.”
The charge is £5 deposit per person, plus an amount diners choose to pay on the night (the museum suggests £10-plus per person).
To book a table people are asked to ring the restaurant on 01476 567888 after 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.
The museum, which has been run by Grantham Community Heritage Association since 2011, is also holding a bingo night at the museum on Friday, August 29, at 7pm.
Donated prizes range from bottles of wine to family days out.
Currently on show at the museum is an exhibition on the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology.
It includes details about the group’s history, aims and work, as well as a selection of high quality Roman and Anglo-Saxon artefacts that have been uncovered during archaeological digs in Lincolnshire.
Our Grantham Delivering D-Day exhibition continues, and this week we are beginning work on a new Isaac Newton exhibition which will be open in time for Gravity Fields. I can’t give too much away yet, but suffice to say that the new exhibition will have lots of interactive elements and will appeal to children and adults alike.