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Thinktank Science Museum

Address: Millennium Point | Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, England
Phone Number: 0121-2022222
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Ranked #27 of 168 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to Eureka! and @Bristol and this was boring in comparison. Groupon voucher saved us £15 on a family ticket which was good. (£24 all in) Too many exhibits not working or hard to hear (we had a partially deaf person in our group). We also found that some of the explanations and video/audio walkthroughs were a bit too... More 

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Oswestry
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Coming from the sticks to a city like Birmingham is always a nice change, and this was another good visit. Thinktank is 4 floors of exhibits - from a high street built for kids to outer space - and well worth the entrance. Most of the displays have some kind of interactive element which kids will love, even if, like... More 

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Cannock
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16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited ThinkTank with our 5 year old, who enjoys going around science museums to look at the machines and press all the buttons. First impressions of the venue are good - clean, functional, light & airy. The first area we went to was the planetarium - whilst the show was good, it was more suited to older children. We... More 

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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited today for our first time. 2 adults and 2 kids aged 4 and 7. Spent nearly 4 hours there. Do not understand comments on entrance there are maps at train stations and at points on the walk down to get to millennium point. It's about 20 mins walk from new street. Then when you go in you have to... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We took our grandson there two years ago when he was 4 and we really enjoyed it. Two years on quite a few of the interactive displays are not working , the cinema is closed, it was very crowded and the food is awful. The displays are mostly aimed at children of about 8 years and above and really need... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We went to the Thinktank for a family day out, my 5 year old daughter really enjoyed it, she was able to touch and interact with a lot of the exhibits. I had read poor reviews about the food but we went to the cafe which offered a children's meal at a reasonable £3.75. A family could easily buy a... More 

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited yesterday with our 5 year old daughter. It cost about £33 to get in. There was very little signposting for the venue. We found Millennium Point easily enough, but as others have pointed out in their reviews, finding the entrance to the ThinkTank was not easy. There are few signs to say how to get in, until you... More 

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North Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have memories of being taken to the old Science Museum in Newhall Street as a child by my parents in the 1970's, and visited Thinktank shortly after it opened 14 years ago. Today I was visiting with my 7 and 5 year old children. The first problem was finding it - there appear to be no signage outside, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a lovely day out today at think tank Birmingham! First time we have been. It is a little expensive to visit- but it was great fun. Both children loved it (aged 1 and 3) lots for them to play with and do and lots of interaction. There are limitations with think tank in the ages they cater for. My... More 

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Aldridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have been here twice and loved it both times! A lot time can be spent here and the kids can touch everything and anything they want to. There are lots of activities for them to do. The only thing which i was a bit miffed about was that some of the exhibit were not working, and when we went... More 

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