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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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Half Term fun

Good day out for all the family. We visited in half term and would advise getting there early as it got quite busy as the day progressed. Plenty of interactive activities for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sarah L
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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.

Thank Ami C
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good day out for all the family. We visited in half term and would advise getting there early as it got quite busy as the day progressed. Plenty of interactive activities for children of all ages. My child in particular enjoyed the outside science park and the city life exhibition. If you are interested in stars then the extra payment... More 

Thank Sarah L
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the Think Tank. It's very interactive and kept our 3, 9 and 32 year old entertained and we learnt lots! Our only gripe was the the planetarium show 'Little Star' was not scientifically accurate. Apparently Pluto and Solaris are planets, but we think not!

Thank SybilF
Fremington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent most of the day here with our two boys. There was something for everyone. The children loved the vehicles and machines as well as the interactive activities. The human biology, outside features and planetarium were all great fun and we all learnt something new! I really loved the mechanical Things exhibition and seeing the chitty chitty bang bang... More 

Thank Miltswife
Clowne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really great museum. Kids section is best I have ever seen in a museum. A real must see and we will be going back.

Thank katiephillimore
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place, lots to do and see, some of the interactions didnt work but we still had a fantastic day. Outside area is amazing and well worth a wonder outside, you can take your own lunch too. The restaurant food is good value. We had a fantastic time and will visit again.

Thank Slowmo1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Think tank is absolutely fantastic. We visited with our 1,3and 6year olds and each of them were in their element. We visited after 3pmwhen its £3pp (younger 2 were free) there's definitely something for everyone. Highly recommend. Great fun!

Thank Kerry3000uk
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Scout trip with 30 children: The majority of this museum is interactive so the children can get stuck right in and get hands on. There are so many different things throughout the whole place which is split into different levels. The favourite place to play was in the water garden which we left until last and the kids didn't want... More 

Thank Thisisour0pinion
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visit with two of our grandchildren yesterday, and all in all we had a very interesting and enjoyable time. Let's get the negative out of the way first...The second floor children’s activity area is awful now. In fact my overriding thought as I am walking around with two kids from Berkshire was 'The main thing this is teaching these kids... More 

Thank Robert R
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent museum lots to do for the children, lots to see and the planetarium was informative and fun. Hands on exhibits for the children kept them entertained but wee also educational. As part of the museum there are interactive kinetic art and exhibits from the MAD Museum (Mechanical Art and Design) . This shows Quirky machines from other artists as... More 

Thank Peter R

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