29 Sep 2016

Tomorrows Engineering Week 2016 - Quiz

To celebrate Tomorrows engineering Week 2016, Thinktank in partnership with tomorrows engineers have produced an engineering quiz featuring on some of the fabulous collections in the museum. 

Tomorrow's Engineers Week is 7-11 November 2016. The week shines a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. It is an opportunity to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry. You can be part of #TEWeek16. Read More...

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22 Jun 2016

Silver Treasure Project

Pupils from St Huberts and Old Hill primary schools, Sandwell, worked with artist silversmith Theresa Nguyen and writer Mandy Ross on Silver Treasure, a Heritage Lottery Fund project. 

Learning about silversmithing techniques through the ages, the children took inspiration from the Staffordshire Hoard and from contemporary silversmithing in the Jewellery Quarter to design and make their own beautiful metalwork gifts. They wrote poetry and leaflets exploring the ancient techniques and modern skills they discovered.  Read More...

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10 Jun 2016

Book a school trip to Birmingham Museums this Summer Term!

There's still time to book an inspiring and memorable school trip for your class this summer term!

See below for some highlights from the programme at our Heritage Sites and make the most of the great outdoors with your class this Half-Term. Read More...

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3 May 2016

Inspire 16: Youth Arts Competition

To celebrate Birmingham's Year of Arts and Young People, Birmingham Museums Trust is launching its first Youth Arts competition - Inspire 16!

Open to anyone aged 11-19, there's the opportunity to win an iPad Air and to show work in the summer exhibition in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Read More...

3 May 2016

Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

Acquired for the nation in 2014, Sir Anthony van Dyck’s last self-portrait takes centre stage in this striking exhibition exploring the concepts of physical and metaphorical turning in portraiture.

Showcasing major loans from the National Portrait Gallery alongside highlights from Birmingham’s collection, this is the first ever exhibition curated by West Midlands born and internationally renowned artist, John Stezaker. Read More...

3 May 2016

Saturday Arts Club

Children (aged 5-11) work with local experts and artists to explore the galleries and learn new techniques at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Every Second and Fourth Saturday, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £2 per child. Read More...

2 Feb 2016

Home Educator Day at Thinktank: Destination Space

Thinktank is pleased to announce that our latest Home Educator Day will be on Friday 26th February 2016.  The theme for this day is Destination Space and the day has been developed in conjunction with the UK Space Agency to coincide with Tim Peake’s current mission to the International Space Station.

Details on the programme of events can be found in the information pack . Read More...

13 Oct 2015

Seasonal Workshops at Birmingham Museums

This Autumn term, bring your class on a special trip to celebrate Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas!

Seasonal workshops include:

12 Oct 2015

Destination Space: Launch Event

Join us on Tuesday 15 December for the launch of the Destination Space schools project. Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK, including Thinktank, are joining forces with Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut.

To coincide with his trip to the International Space Station, a new schools programme has been developed to provide children with a unique opportunity to learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station. Read More...

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5 Oct 2015

Home Educator Day at Thinktank

Update on 9th October 2015: We have a few remaining sessions for children aged over 12 years only. Due to exceptional demand, we are now fully booked for the under 8s and under 12s age groups - keep checking our website as we will soon be announcing dates for future Home Educator Days at Birmingham Museums.

We are pleased to confirm the date for the next Home Educator Day at Thinktank will be on Thursday 5th November 2015, from 10am - 4.30pm. Read More...