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“Lots to do, lots to learn!”

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Ranked #49 of 303 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the heart of the city. This exciting attraction offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts. You can explore everything from aircraft and steam engines to intestines and taste buds - and even emotional robots! Thinktank is like nothing you've ever seen before and will stimulate your mind whatever your age.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this primarily for the planetarium (which was great, apart from someone taking a very noisy child in with them...) but it was actually the science stuff that blew us away. Lots to play with outside which was fun to start with, but inside there was almost too much to learn! Biology, Transport (a massive train inside the museum!), Nature, Electronics... just had a really fun great day, and we dont even have kids! Thoroughly recommend for anyone who is interested in pretty much anything.

Thank thekokonuts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been for a couple of years and my children brought home a free ticket school. We were very disappointed, a lot of the exhibits were ‘temporarily’ closed. The things in the role play are were missing or broken, no staff around to explain some of the exhibits like there used to be previously. As it was free I can’t complain but if I’d have paid full price I would have defiantly made a complaint. We went to the free Birmingham museum first and had a better time there. My 5 year old actually said she was bored and the only thing she liked was the water play.

2  Thank Honeybee12345
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With our 3 children 11, 7 & 4 we had high expectations of a fun filled informative day. The price is hideously expensive. The place is poorly signposted and some things didn’t work as they should. Not very engaging for children. Cafe very poorly stocked cake wise and again expensive. We were done and dusted in an hour & half. In my opinion it needs lots more added and demonstrations would be good too.

1  Thank mrsmap2808
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today with my 4 and 5 year old grandchildren. It was just fantastic. The children discovered so much. We explained the more complicated areas but they loved it. There's an area about recycling, planes, cars bikes and trains. How they work and the favourite by far was a robot that they changed the face of, changed the eyes, made it sing. So much to see and do. We took lunch for the children but there was a nice little cafe near the entrance. We visited the planetarium which is an extra cost. At the end we went to the science park outside where once again the children loved it. From 3pm the park is free to the public. It's very popular with school parties and several were there today. If visiting Birmingham with children this is a must.

Thank chris n
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had it in my head that science museums were free, after visiting Manchester and London that are, so I was surprised at the hefty entrance fee at Birmingham’s equivalent!
The museum was great and we spent about 3 hours here, however the majority of the exhibits were aimed at kids and that’s why i only gave it 3 stars

Thank Lindsay C
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