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Thinktank Science Museum

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Address: Millennium Point | Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, England
Phone Number: 0121-2022222
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Description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed...
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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Science garden is great but other parts need updating

The Science Garden is a new addition since we visited a few years ago. This was great, especially as we visited on a sunny day and the kids could paddle in the water. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I took my granddaughter here many years after taking my own children when it had just relocated to Millennium point from its original location off Great Charles Street. It was much improved with many more attractions, but as with many of these hands on exhibitions there are always a substantial number of exhibits not working or unfathomable. It was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I had a discount voucher so the tickets were a lot cheaper price. I would not have paid full price it is not worth it. It only took a few hours to go round. We not really learn anything new. Also you have to pay for parking making the price of the whole trip go up. My advice is share... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The museum doesn't seem to be able to decide if it's an interactive science experience for children or an industrial heritage museum for adults. As a result, and because of the very high entrance price, it fails at both. For adults interested in the more traditional exhibits, the information signs are nothing short of appalling. We often gave up trying... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Took my 8 year old grandson and things are very warn out and lots of things were not working. For the prices you pay to get in I think this should be addressed. There are quite a few staff but I think they could be more interactive with kids at the different sections so they can make the most of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is based on visiting with a 5 year old. The Good Every staff member we meet were helpful and polite, a real credit to the think tank, I think everyone of them smiled when I spoke to them. The level 2 kids interactive street is superb with a water play area, play cafe, doctors garage and ambulance, my 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ever since the Birmingham Science Museum relocated to Millennium Point they have striven to develop their displays and take advantage of the excellent space that has been provided. We visit every few years, on this occasion to see the Spitfire exhibition, and each time it is a thoroughly satisfactory experience. That it was also a brilliant, sunny day, with temperatures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Science Garden is a new addition since we visited a few years ago. This was great, especially as we visited on a sunny day and the kids could paddle in the water. There were lots of interactive exhibits for them to try out and these occupied them for a good 3 hours. The only downside is that some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited with my 6 year old, absolutely brilliant for making science interesting and accessible to all. It's not free as lots of museums are but we'll worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

A great day out for all ages. Lots of interesting hands on projects for everyone to try. I personally liked the spitfire display and the old Tram and train. My Grandaughter really enjoyed the outside activities. Entrance fee was a little steep as kids only have a short attention span so we found that we were inky there for 3... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Some good exhibits but far too expensive. Other cities have free museums it's about time Birmingham did the same!

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