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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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Excellent for kids more than adults

If you have kids from 3 upwards then this is a good day out. The last time I went to the Birmingham Science museum was about 30 years ago and it was all steam engines and grown up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Visited with my 6 year old son. The content is fine for kids less than 10 years old - but is simplistic, patronising and lacks depth. It is inadequate for inquisitive adults. The entry price (over £20 for father and don't) is steep - but it is inexcusable when 50% of interactive displays are non functional. The overall impression is... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited during half term,so the place was swarming with kids.Don't usually go anywhere near them,but was so enthralled with exhibits didn't notice them.Started off with a great coffee,served by happy and courteous staff.Each floor is dedicated to a particular theme.From the makings of the Spitfire,through to all that Birmingham manufactured over the centuries,silverware jewellery,cars,motor bikes,guns on and on it went.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you have kids from 3 upwards then this is a good day out. The last time I went to the Birmingham Science museum was about 30 years ago and it was all steam engines and grown up science stuff. Not any more, it's more or less geared up for kids which is great but if you are a couple... More 

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Polis, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited with our granddaughter yesterday and spent a full day exploring and having fun. Our first time but she has been many times with her mum We reported back to mum on our day and said that some of the experiments were not actually functional. Mum said that often when they have been some of them are not working. Rather... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As a lad I used to visit the old Birmingham Science Museum and this was my first chance to see the new(ish) Thinktank, and boy, was I disappointed! Where to start? Well, the location is bizarre, being a sort of annexe of one of Brum's universities, and they are obviously embarrassed about the place, because you need a degree in... More 

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Uffington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Enjoyed this lots of hands on things, children enjoyed the garden best. Husband not impressed with some of the write ups as not correct and he knows his stuff. But a good few hours fun especially when the weathers not great.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A shambles of a children's playground with the displays that were working patronising to those whose IQ is equal to or above the ripoff entrance fee. Save your money for a train ticket to Kensington and a proper science museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There's quite a lot of places of this type in the UK now, thanks to the lottery. It's one of the better examples. Highlights are the excellent collection of historic engines and vehicles on the ground floor, and the garden. The other exhibits are OK, but suffer from the usual problems with all of these attractions, with too many not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Very good place to spend time with children. Lot of interesting exibitions where you can learn and discover new facts about life, science etc. we enjoy al the experiments you can do. Especially we liked planetarium where you can learn about the stars. We will come back as it is imposible to see everything in one visit. We left totally... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had been to Birmingham for a one day business trip and visited the museum by noon. Being a Science and Engineering graduate and having been to many such science museums in various parts of the world, I went there with certain level of expectation, but all my hopes were shattered the moment I entered the first room of exhibits.... More 

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