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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Full day out

We visited with our two children 8 & 10 years, we spent 4/5 hours mooching around all the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony P
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Lots to see

Lots to see and do here. Particularly enjoyed the focus on old Birmingham. Beginning to look old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

Science is about what works and one thing that children will learn from this museum is that it doesn't. Outside, in the garden three displays were not working properly. One of the rockets didn't work; the balls got stuck in the ball run; and you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum as an adult. I paid £13.50 for an adult ticket which was very pricey. Most of the exhibits were aimed at kids and not adults. It took me only 30 minutes to see the whole museum as it is quite small....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 439selinac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointment! The museum is tired and has so many interactive exhibits that are not working. Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades - it’s sad that one of them was not machine maintenance and another cleaning! My final gripe is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 434russp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember really enjoying the Thinktank when I was in primary school, so me and my partner went back to visit for old times sake. We were surprised and disappointed to see hardly anything had been changed since we visited over a decade ago. Ironically,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank K301MPmichaeld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our two children 8 & 10 years, we spent 4/5 hours mooching around all the museum and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. On the downside there was quite a lot of the interactive areas that were broken which was disappointing. We took a picnic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on 3-3-19. It cost us £33 for a family ticket 2 adults and 1 child. Now I was looking forward to us visiting here as it looks so good on the website. But that’s where the good bit ends, well mostly. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 538CraigB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get us out of the house on a grim and rainy Sunday, we decided to take the kids to Thinktank. We’d had a really good afternoon there last November so it seemed like a good idea. Now, before I get into this I should...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Putoots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and do here. Particularly enjoyed the focus on old Birmingham. Beginning to look old though and in need of a bit of TLC.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the Thinktank after seeing an offer on Groupon. I went with my family for a family day out. I am sad to say that it was only ok. I visited a few years ago and nothing has really changed. A lot of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lizymee26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all visited together as a group of 10, the thinktank is very large so trying to keep a tab on everyone is quite difficult. The children found plenty to do as did the adults. Although one slight fault, the toilets were not great. No...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Garry W
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Response from Marian M | Reviewed this property |
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8 November 2017|
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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