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Address: Millennium Point | Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, England
Phone Number: 0121-2022222
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Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at...

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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Visited at the weekend. Lots to do and see, and our six year old was delighted at the number of hands on exhibits. I will echo what others have said, in that many of the exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my son here last year. It was REALLY busy, so thought that was a good sign. When we eventually got in we were tired, hot and hungry! we looked at every exhibit, and some parts were interesting but it wasn't really age appropriate for my boy who was 6. We were so bored after an hour and had... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited at the weekend. Lots to do and see, and our six year old was delighted at the number of hands on exhibits. I will echo what others have said, in that many of the exhibits are broken, having been man-handled many times, which is a shame. Kid city and the science garden were real hits, and there were indoor... More 

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Thank jenwestUk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to visit for a treat for our son who likes science and engineering. We were there for about 3 hours and he did find it fun. My only issue is a lot of the exhibits don't work which was a shame. Also the place looks tired and needs a lot of work. The planetarium is not currently working and... More 

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Thank Mathew H
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My view may be coloured by the fact that I remember the old science museum that this place replaced. It had three times as many exhibits (two thirds of the collection are now in storage), was free to enter, and had a genuine atmosphere. None of these things really apply to thinktank. I am a great believer in free education,... More 

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Thank garrywebb2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic day out for the family, the younger children particularly enjoyed 'the street', water activities and everything being so interactive. The elder children found a lot of it fascinating too. We've taken picnics every time we've been, you can eat inside or outside so very weather friendly! It's not cheap to visit but you really do get a whole good... More 

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Thank Catherine R
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well sign posted and easy walking route from Birmingham New Street station. Lots of interactive exhibits that the young children in my group enjoyed playing with - although i don't think they learnt much from them. Some of the exhibits look a bit tired and uncared for. You can spend a good half day here, but it does get a... More 

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Thank Richard J
Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fab place to visit with children, lots to see and do, the children enjoyed themselves and the prices in the gift shop are pretty good too, so well worth a visit

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Thank Samantha W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly fun and interactive museum with something for every one. Multi levels with different themes and lots of interactive and play opportunities. I took my 3 year old nephew and he loved every minute and was engaged the whole day. Good full day out and lovely outdoor garden with lots of things to do and explore. Definitely recommend and we... More 

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Thank Kayleigh T
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit but several interactive exhibits weren't working and the place in general seemed a bit run down compared to previous visits. There's a need for better signage too; it wasn't easy to find the way in. Tannoy announcements were very loud, distorted and indistinct. After chatting to one of the staff, we realise that it's run as a... More 

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Thank Eliforp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times and every time I have found it enjoyable! I would say; probably 5+ children would benefit the most.

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