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Address: Curzon Street | Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, England
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+44 121 202 2222
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at...

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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We went with a couple of toddlers (2 and 5) and this place was ideal for them - they particularly loved the Train and the Water play table (very wet !). A lot of the attractions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there to spend a rainy day with my kids. There is a wide array of things to see and various subjects broached. They cover everything from the human digestive system to displays of machines from the industrial revolution. However, this is not a very big museum. Many of the interactive displays were out of order, which was disappointing. There... More 

Thank Nicknall
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we used Tesco vouchers and turned £5.00 into £20.00. Total admission for family of 3 and planetarium would have been £34.00 but we only had to pay £14.00. This made it worthwhile but i wouldn't have wanted to pay full price. Lots of exhibits don't work as they should. The Planetarium was worth the extra you have to pay.... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some parts were great, especially seeing how the steam engines worked but couldn't see many explanations of how things worked. If you are in the area it is worth seeing but I don't think it warrants a special trip.

Thank Nicky H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here during school holidays, arrived at 11am and the multi story car park already full so had to trawl round Birmingham one way system looking for an alternative which took over 30 minutes! Moor Street Station not to far away and I really wish we had arrived by train! When entering the museum the queue was HUGE we waited... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband & I took our 6 yr old granddaughter to the Think Tank during the half term holidays. My granddaughter enjoyed the day out even though several of the interactive displays weren't working. Some areas were tired looking & needed a coat of paint and a makeover. There is plenty to interest the children but my husband & I... More 

Thank R P
Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with a couple of toddlers (2 and 5) and this place was ideal for them - they particularly loved the Train and the Water play table (very wet !). A lot of the attractions are interactive so there was plenty to keep them entertained, and lots to keep the adults interested too, a very good mix of "young... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been a couple of times now and as a family we love the place. Excellent parking next to the museum, reasonable charges too. Lots to see in the museum and it's really well spaced out. Lockers are available for £1. The water play area is fantastic and the science garden is worth a visit on the way out. Defo pay... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here today arrived around 10.30 que wasn't bad there quick serving staff were lovely but place is awful took my 3yr old and 5yr old thinking it would be a action packed day for them half the stuff didn't work they let everyone in at the same time so you have to wait ages to have a go on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thinktank is excellent for children - our grandchildren aged 5 and 9 loved it! However, we visited in London half-term which is different from Birmingham so the food hall was closed (only open in school holidays and week-ends) resulting in us having to use a very small food outlet just outside the Thinktank entrance and quite frankly the guys could... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really excited to come to the thinktank but were disappointed when we arrived. A lot of the interactive attractions were broken and the whole place looked run down. In need of a face lift and updating.

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