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Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Photo thinktank

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Photo aston

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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Photo blakesley

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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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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Photo sarehole

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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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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27 Jul 2016

BMAG Pokémon Hunt

A couple of weeks ago I started playing Pokémon Go along with a few of my colleagues. We were immediately hooked and weren’t surprised when it began to make news headlines around the world. The game uses GPS to allow you to explore real world locations looking for virtual Pokémon which you can then catch and collect. It also utilises your phone’s camera to make those virtual creatures appear in the real world. It was this feature that really appealed to us at the museum and the idea to run a Pokémon event within the building was born.

The museum has a number of advantages for people who want to play the game. We have several in game PokeStops located around our building which players can use to replenish their supplies or place lures. One of these stops is our own bridge (the rather amusingly titled ‘Antiquated transport link’). Another major advantage we have is free WiFi throughout the building so players don’t have to eat into their mobile data. We also provide a safe environment for people to play. This is important as one concern that has been raised about the game is the issue of child safety and that the game could be used to lure people into danger. Hopefully by playing within the museum we can allow people to focus on the fun aspects of the game. Our aim was to come up with an event that could take advantage of these assets and get as many people as possible interacting with the galleries in a new way. My colleague, Edd Thomas, and I were tasked with putting together this event. Read More...