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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Tel : 0121 348 8000
Ten themed galleries of interactive, informative exhibits make up Thinktank, Birmingham's science museum!
It's a truly modern museum where you can investigate everything from locomotvives and aircraft to intestines and taste buds...
Including the Science Garden, Planetarium and an exciting programme of events and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family. From steam engines and talking robots through to gurgling guts and a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology.
Housed inside the impressive Millennium Pont building at Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us.
Combining science and entertainment in spectacular fashion there's something at Thinktank for everyone, including Birmingham's very own digital planetarium and the outdoor Science Garden. Using state-of-the-art digital technology to present breathtaking images onto a 360° domed ceiling, the planetarium at Thinktank places the audience right in the centre of the action - a totally immersive science experience.
With a vibrant daily programme of entertaining shows, astronomy classes, activities and lectures, we will take you on an inspiring exploration of the night sky, our galaxy and beyond.
Discover Birmingham's Spitfire story. Now Open -- The new gallery tells the story of the Spitfire, from its innovative design and cutting-edge technology that played a key role in the Second World War, to its lasting legacy on the city of Birmingham. Explore how the Spitfire was built and learn about the science behind how aircraft fly. Birmingham's Castle Bromwich factory produced over 10,000 Spitfires including the example on display at Thinktank. Discover the story of the mean and women who brought these iconic and much loved machines to life.
Facilities include: Gift shop, Fully accessible for people with mobility difficulties, Corporate functions available (0121 348 8000).
Child (3-15 years) £9.50
Child (under 3) FREE
Nearest major road is M6. Millennium Point is located three miles from Jct 6 off the M6, 9 miles from Junction 3 off the M5 and 11 miles from Junction 6 of the M42, and is sign-posted from these junctions.
By Public Transport
Nearest station is Birmingham Moor Street. Take Carrs Lane at the left of Marks and Spencer and cross to Moor Street Station at the pedestrian crossing. Turn left along Moor Street Queensway and then right at Island House. Follow the walkway down, bearing left at the bottom.
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum facilities include:
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Delta accepted
- Diners Club accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- Picnic site
- Groups accepted
- Max group size
- Min group size
- TIC staff admitted free
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum accessibility includes:
- Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
- Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
- Disability awareness training for all personnel
- Effective lighting throughout attraction for visually impaired visitors
- Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
- Information available in braille
- Information available in large print
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
- Level access, ramp or lift to information point
- Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
- Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
- Ramp/level access
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- All areas accessible to disabled visitors
- Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
Contact - Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
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