Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
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SuttonScouser
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK334 contributions
Think Before You Go
Aug 2021
Firstly - take your own food. I paid £7.90 for a small egg roll and a soft drink. Allow an hour or two at most to see everything, its that compact. Planetarium - I didnt realise ita a masterclass for 5 year olds. I knew more than the presenter was talking about. Seating is terrible. If you are unlucky enough to sit in first 2-3 rows you cannot see the northern hemispehere without completely turning around, an impossibility in the reclining chairs which face the wrong way. And its extra on a high admission charge.
Written 28 August 2021
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Claire C
Bath, UK69 contributions
Day trip with a friend to see this place of interest
Aug 2021
An outstanding place of interest which was a great fascination for both children and adults alike. The ground floor was good but it wasn't until you went up on to the first floor that the exhibition became more interesting. There were plenty of information boards and displays which were very intriguing. When I got to the second and third floor it became absolutely fascinating. The displays were so well thought out, a lot of planning went in to how they were displayed and set up and I could tell a lot of work went into the visitor's viewpoint which really added to the mix.

There were three displays which really stood out for me and would like to share these with you, the reader, who will also hopefully find these of great interest the way it captured the imagination of both myself and the all the visitors and children who saw them. The first one which moved me to tears was the area which was called 'Lockdown in Birmingham'. There were very eerie scenes and panoramic views of the deserted shopping malls where not one person was seen, escalators were empty and shopping complexes were devoid of all human life. Shops were shuttered and this threw me right back to March 2020 when lockdown was inflicted on all of us up and down the country. The saddest and most poignant voice recorded and played back was of a young child who said he was afraid he would not see his classmates again.

The second one was a display called 'our changing planet' about climate change which has been on the news and forums about the melting ice packs. There was a notice saying that they are developing a further display about climate change but this is in the process of being built but unsure when it will be on display to the public.

The third area of interest which I found captivating was the Wildlife and Medicine Matters are which displayed many information boards about the animals and nature that surrounds us in the world we are living in.

It is overall a very good science museum to while away several hours. We spent about 3 hours there during the afternoon and just about saw everything. I recommend allowing about 3.5 hours for your visit to take time to see and read everything that will interest you.
Written 22 August 2021
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Sam T
Rhoose, UK59 contributions
Fantastic for families and lots to do.
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited during a trip to Birmingham last week with our children, aged 3 and 22 months. Entry was speedy, having pre booked tickets online and staff were very friendly. There were loads of exhibitions, many of them interactive and there were activities suitable for all ages. There is clear route through on each floor which helps ensure you see as much as possible and there are lifts/plenty which ensured we could easily take our pram around in case our youngest got tired of walking. We arrived early afternoon but next time would arrive earlier as there’s so much to see, we struggled to fit it all in! My only criticism was that the science garden outside could be more clearly signposted for guests to get to and parts of it weren’t in use, which our 3 year old son was a little disappointed about. Overall any great attraction and we would definitely return.
Written 15 August 2021
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Keely B
2 contributions
Amazing place!
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely loved our day out here today! There is so much to do and the kids absolutely loved it. Would deffo recommend!
Written 7 August 2021
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The Female Bish
Stourbridge, UK53 contributions
Great day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely place, good value. Our toddler son loved it, particularly the science garden and the role play area. Would really recommend.
Written 6 August 2021
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Timbo3765
Pershore, UK582 contributions
Good day out
Jul 2021
A good day out with the Grandchildren, friendly welcome at entrance and plenty to see and do. Put comfy shoes on !. It's important to book your Planetarium tickets as soon as you arrive because they are limited. This is worth doing too but should be included in general admission price !.
A few exhibits weren't working properly are they checked frequently ? It was a good thing we took a picnic because both cafes were closed due to staff shortages. If we'd eaten in the cafe in Millenium Point it would have been very expensive for 2 adults' and 3 kids.
Written 3 August 2021
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Ann N
3 contributions
Fab day out
Jun 2021 • Family
Took my 6 year old grandson a couple of weeks ago never been before we both really enjoyed it the science garden was amazing would highly recomend. Think he was a bit young for the science bits inside but worth going for the science garden. He loved it.plenty of space to eat packed lunch outside. And staff very helpful.
Written 23 June 2021
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tasha
Leicester, UK103 contributions
Average
May 2021 • Family
Ok to spend a couple of hours there

The best parts are the outdoor science garden where there is lots to do and we especially enjoyed the water section and mini brum - if you have younger children you could deffo spend a lot more time here

The other floors are ok, some interesting things but as lots of reviews below have said a lot of things are broken or no instructions on how they work.

My 11 year old enjoyed it, but only really the outdoor area which for the price you pay isn’t really worth it. We would probably return if in the area but I don’t think it’s worth making a special visit for
Written 5 June 2021
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perrina
Northampton, UK36 contributions
Great family day out
Jun 2021 • Family
Fantastic family day out. Had two small kids and they loved it there. All very happy. Covid restrictions in place but did not spoil the experience. Outdoor science Garden and top floor especially enjoyable and educational.
Written 4 June 2021
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LauraDH
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
Great day out for all ages
Jun 2021 • Family
The Thinktank have used lockdown to improve and renew existing exhibitions while adding lots of new exhibits such as Our Changing Planet. The booking system works really well and the Covid measures make this a safe and clean place to visit. We had lunch in the cafe and were blown away! This was restaurant quality food and service. Well done The Thinktank! We had a really interesting and engaging day and loved every minute.
Written 3 June 2021
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