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Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham
(3.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Get a vivid and outsized look at science in action at Thinktank Science Museum. Explore 10 galleries containing more than 200 interactive exhibits and historical artifacts. Learn how big things like aircraft and steam engines work, or take a closer look at little things like taste buds. Discover Birmingham's industrial heritage, see how science happens all around you, and get a glimpse of what the future might hold. Make sure you take in an immersive show in the digital planetarium, which is one of the UK's most progressive. If you arrive by bus, train, or metro, you can receive a discount on admission. Fill out a voucher from the travel provider you use and show it, along with your transportation ticket, at the front desk. Work out when and for how long to visit Thinktank Science Museum and other Birmingham attractions using our handy Birmingham vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited Thinktank on Saturday afternoon for a few hours with our niece and nephew. Overall we were disappointed by the quality and upkeep of some of the interactive elements of the museum. A lot we...  more »
  • The old Science Museum that was in Newhall Street was free to get into. It was a magnificent place to go and learn about Birmingham's heritage, my Grandfather used to take me there frequently. Now we ...  more »
  • Many exhibitions but you really need to guide them so they know what their looking at The cinema was the highlight don't forget to check it out - kids interested in engineering will love the ground fl...  more »
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  • Spent 5hrs here back in September and my 3 children really enjoyed our visit. So did I if I'm honest. A great range of things to do and learn. The outside play area is very clever. If your visiting Birmingham then you have to go.
  • I visited think tank for a conference on cyber crime. I found the conference room to set out very well and the waiting areas had many interesting exhibits about science to look at while we waited. Unfortunately I can not comment on the museum as I did not get time to visit the main section.
  • Took an almost 4 year old here as a back up plan due to bad weather. Really glad we did. Our child was captivated by all the displays for over 3 hours, a personal best. The food in the restaurant was surprisingly nice and the portions were massive
  • Took a 6yo for last two hours of the afternoon £3 pp. Plenty to see and do, child loved the kids city and would have happily spent the whole 2hrs playing with the water bath.
  • It's an okay museum but needs improvement. Overpriced admission. Beautiful playing equipment outside. However bad experience in cafe area. Supervisor lady had no idea what she was doing and was very rude. Her response: 'not my problem' I've visited the museum near the Cathedral and it's 10 times better!