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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Thinktank Birmingham Science MuseumRailton special car on display

thinktank is a fun and fascinating museum of science and discovery, with more than 200 hands-on exhibits over four floors and a state-of-the-art Planetarium.

 

Pictured: 'Railton Special' on display at thinktank

 

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Detailed Information

Contacts:

Address:

thinktank Birmingham Science Museum,

Millennium Point,

Curzon Street,

Birmingham, B4 7XG


Tel: 0121 348 8000
Textphone: 0121 202 3207


Museum Website


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Admission

  • Adult £13.00
  • Child (3-15)         £9.50
  • Child (under 3)  FREE
  • Family of 3  £30.00
  • Family of 4  £39.00
  • Family of 5  £48.50
  • Planetarium  £1.50 (per person per show, in addition to Thinktank ticket)
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  • Annual Membership is available, which allows unlimited access to Birmingham Museums’ museums and heritage sites.

Opening Hours

  • thinktank is open seven days a week (except 24, 25 and 26 December)
    10.00am- 5.00pm (last admission at 4.00pm)
    thinktank shop is open to the general public seven days a week, 10.00am- 5.00pm

Facilities

  • Shop
    Baby Changing
    Adult Changing
    Café/Vending Area
    Cloakroom

Services

  • Education Programme
    Corporate Events

Disabled Visitors

  • Visitors with Mobility Difficulties
    • Central lifts to all floors.
    • thinktank Theatre has spaces for up to 12 wheelchairs.
    • Accessible toilets on all levels and an adult change facility
      with a hydraulic changing table within thinktank
    • Wheelchairs are available on request free of charge.

     

  • Visitors with Visual Impairments
    • Exhibits have large print captions and large print events
      programmes are available on request.
    • Guide dogs are very welcome in thinktank.
    • Large magnifiers available for loan to visitors.

     

  • Visitors with Auditory Impairments
    • There are induction loops for visitors using hearing aids
      in some areas of the museum, including a portable induction
      loop at the box office.
    • thinktank Theatre also has an induction loop.

     

  • Visitors with Learning Disabilities
    Much of the gallery space is accessible to visitors with learning disabilities. Workshops are available for groups of visitors with learning disabilities.

     

  • Personal assistants will receive free admission to thinktank.

How to get there:

  • thinktank, Millennium Point is easy to get to by road, rail or on foot. It's just 10 minutes walk from Moor Street station, the Bullring shopping centre and the iconic Selfridges building, and 15 minutes walk from New Street station and the central shopping and business districts.

  • For pedestrians there are 'fingerpoint' signs to Millennium Point outside the stations and shopping centres and along the main routes to the building from the city centre.
    For drivers, there are brown tourist attraction signs for 'Thinktank at Millennium Point' on the main routes into the city. 

Parking

  • Birmingham City Council multi-storey car park is situated next to Millennium Point (charges apply) and the entrance is situated off Jennens Road.

Average Length of Visit

  • 4 hours