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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 159 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We visited on Monday 24th November and found various issues. Staff unpleasant or helpful especally the ones on main desk as we entered and departed. So many hands on items not working and bulbs blown. Projected items looked dull and dated. Resturant was shut which we found to be an inconvenience. We would of liked to of seen happy approachable... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Visiting Birmingham last week for a few days we decided to visit this museum. It took 35 minutes to walk from our hotel in Waterloo Street and due to the absence of buses cost about £5 to be deposited back in centre. Really poor signposting if walking. We felt that the entrance price was a tad steep and by the... More

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Revelstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I took my three young kids here and they really enjoyed it. We spent the whole afternoon there and were able to explore the whole museum. I was able to get around with a baby buggy without any problem. There are toilets on each level. The cafe was closed when we were there, but I brought snacks for the kids... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We decided to take a day trip to the museum as the weather was terrible. Most of the museum is inside which made it ideal. Although they do have a science garden which would be great for kids in the summer. We parked in the multi-storey by the University which is far more reasonable than the car park opposite/over the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The old science museum was amazing this is just a childrens playground. The planetarium access should not be allowed continuously. It was spoilt by people continually opening doors and screaming children. take a look at the reviews you have the overall feeling is great for children There are several references to parents and children spoiling others enjoyment, and recommendations to... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was given a ticket to visit Thinktank and went along today (14/11/14). I was very disappointed with my experience, the vast majority of interactive exhibits weren't working, display cases were empty and a large portion of the lower floor was closed to the public. I know at 22 I'm older than the target audience of the attraction, but feel... More

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited on a Sunday afternoon with 11 yr. old daughter and wife. Should have gone earlier in day to allow enough time to see the exhibits / displays. Personally I enjoyed the planetarium most although experience spoiled by crying babies and their inconsiderate parents opening and closing light-proof doors. The lower floor has a good display of very large boys'... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Thinktank is a fantastically interactive place for children especially when the weather is good as there are loads of outside activities. Plenty of food for thought for bright young children. It's not a cheap day out so save up the pennies and try to be there for as long as you can.

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birmingham
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I purchased a season pass as it allows 2 adults and 3 children a years access to the museum. This worked out at £40 each so for a year of days out is good value. We have been atleast 10 times and at £12.25 per adult we have saved loads. The musuem itself has loads of things... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took my eldest boy (5 Years Old) here during the summer holidays and both had a great time!!! The interactive sections are great fun and i had to drag him away from many of them, just to be able to get around in time. Although the part he enjoyed the most was the outdoor zone, where he got to... More

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