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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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This kept us busy for the whole day! So much to see and do! The children 5,8 and 9, were exploring and enjoying, although my 5year old were very tired by the end of it. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Redditch
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The garden was closed on the day visited but this wasn't advised to us at the entrance or when we paid. The exhibits are ok but generally limited in their interest level and really think more could be done to present a more interactive and interesting visit to all. The planetarium broke which was a shame although the effects were... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have to concur with 'MozzaFamily' who reviewed yesterday (whilst we were already visiting). It was frustrating to go around the exhibits and find them dirty or not well maintained, had the tickets been cheaper than £12.25 per adult then you could perhaps excuse the lack of maintenance. On the plus side, the planetarium show was very interesting and helped... More 

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Rushden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This kept us busy for the whole day! So much to see and do! The children 5,8 and 9, were exploring and enjoying, although my 5year old were very tired by the end of it. The science garden was the most popular of all.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visiting today was supposed to be a highlight of our long weekend stay in Birmingham. Unfortunately, whilst the building is very beautiful the same cannot be said for the inside. Lots of the exhibits didn't work,most were dirty or messy and some of them defiedecplanation as to what they were or why they were there. We ventured into the cafe... More 

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northampton
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited on mothersday, we got a groupon deal so it was more reasonably priced. There is a lot to do and see here, and the kids liked it. Its a seriously impressive location/building and grounds it really impressed me. As you enter there is a free cloak room where you can deposit your coats/bags and this seemed to be... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After visiting with my older children about 7-8 yrs ago we decided to take advantage of a groupon offer and take our 5 yr old with our now teenage sons. How disappointing. Most of the displays were dirty, tired , outdated and didn't work! The childrens doctors and dentist surgery were appalling. Ripped seats, dirty dolls and weighing scales amongst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the first the we've visited the thinktank, we had a brilliant day, the kids really enjoyed it, there's plenty for the kids to get involved with, I would definitely recommend to anyone with children it is great value for money. We look forward to visiting again in the summer.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited for a mothers day outing with a group of friends and our 3 children who are all either 1 or 2. We all had a lovely day and found it great value for money, the children loved the hands on interactive displays and in my opinion it was clean and in good condition. I would highly recommend this to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Prepare for a full day of running around because there is so much to do, you will find it difficult to get the kids out of the place before they actually close the doors. If possible, plan for a sunny day because the outdoor space is very interesting and should not be missed. The cafeteria offers reasonable but pricey food,... More 

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Great Barr, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Unfortunatly I remember when Birmingham had an industrial museum. so this site is only a very pale imitation of a real museum. Great for a school vist but vastly over priced fr the occasional historical visitor.

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