Our venues


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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

14 May 2015

Take part in research at Thinktank over half term

Here at Thinktank we are committed to contributing to and supporting research lead by our local Universities. We do this in a number of ways, by welcoming researchers on to our galleries to run Meet the Expert events, creating opportunities for writing about science and, most importantly, carrying out research in the museum.

One group that we have welcomed back year after year is the Cognitive Development Research Group from the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. The team use the museum as a base to carry out their research on young children, an age group we usually have a lot of!

This half term, the team are looking to recruit children aged between 2 and 6 for three different studies in the museum. These studies are looking at complex task solving, faithful copying and tool use. All the studies designed to be fun for the children who take part.

The studies will be running Monday (25th of May), Wednesday (27th of May) and Friday (29th of May). Families with children age 2 to 6 years old are invited to contact the researchers to book your child into a study on one of these dates. The session will last around 15-20 Minutes, and will include playing some games and completing some surveys. Participating families will be given a time slot and asked to visit the museum to take part. Entry will be provided free of charge and you are welcome to stay in the museum after or before completing the research.

For more information or to book on to the study please contact Nora Schondorfer by email at N.Schondorfer@bham.ac.uk - please tell us your child’s age and the day that you would like to take part. The researchers will get back to you to arrange your visit.