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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

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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...more
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Curzon Street | Millennium Point, Birmingham B4 7XG, England
+44 121 348 8000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very family oriented museum, aimed primarily at the 8-12 age bracket. However, there was enough to satisfy all members of our age spanning family with children aged 20 months, 9 and 15 and two scientifically oriented adults on a rainy day. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TamsinR66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wanted to visit this museum as I thought it was going to be full of technology but alas having looked at the brocure outside it is more for yng kids who are on a voyage of discovery. £13.50 is steep for any museum and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Think Tank really to view the steam locomotive City of Birmingham and the only surviving Birmingham Corporation tram (It is impossible to get any decent photos of either exhibit! There is a lot to see in this hall but it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think Tank covers four floors but isn't too large. The first two floors had exhibits that reflected Birmingham's industrial past. Many on the first floor were working albeit powered by electric motors rather than steam (shame!). Nevertheless you are able to get a good impression...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve100V4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the old Birmingham science museum for free as a child, the new millennium museum contains most of the contents of the old museum at an extortionate price. No concessions for pensioners, this does not encourage visits by grandparents with their grandchildren. The Manchester...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I kind of came across this venue by chance when I was looking for a venue to hold a 2-day conference on the 7-8th November, but I am so glad I did. The conference facilities are great, but it is the team of people there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kirstin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a Groupon so didn't pay full price thank goodness. On arrival we had to go up to the second floor and my dad had a vertigo attack so he sat outside whilst we went in. Many exhibits were not working and it looks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this museum, the first being not long after it first opened. I couldn't help comparing it to it's predecessor over in Newhall Street, I seem to remember it was called the Museum of Science and Industry, which closed some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought most of the items on display were for kids. The only area I found interesting was the exhibition of machines on the ground floor. But then that is just the engineer in me :-)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lonelytrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with hubby. No kids. Planetarium was good but glad the lights were low because I probably wouldn't have sat on the chairs going off what the rest of the place is like. Some of the exhibitions are ok but alot are broken or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Marian M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from N2673TKsarahj | Reviewed this property |
We took our nearly 3 year old and personally I felt we missed out on a lot of the museum. We went at a busy time so weren't really able to get on anything in the area for younger children. There was enough to look at to fill... More
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Response from SteveS1970 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on their interest level. There is a floor of industrial engineering which you could skim or skip. I don't think this is long enough but that shouldn't put you off going, you could always go back if they... More