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

15 Aug 2017

Free Teacher Event at Thinktank: Build Your Own Pavilion

Free twilight session for teachers/educators working with young people aged 8-16 years on Monday 9th October 2018 at 4.30-6pm.

Build Your Own Pavilion is a nationwide campaign to celebrate architecture and encourage young architects everywhere to design public spaces for the cities of the future. Inspired by the Serpentine Pavilion, the Serpentine’s annual commission of temporary buildings by world-famous architects, Build Your Own Pavilion invites young people aged 8-16 to consider the relationship between architecture and public space and to design the architecture for the cities they would like to live in. Read More...

2 Aug 2017

Teachers "Build, Code and Learn" workshop with LEGO Education

Thinktank is hosting a series of half day free teacher workshops run by LEGO Education in our brand new LEGO Education Innovation Studio.

For KS2 teachers we have 2 sessions using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.For KS3/4 teachers we have 2 sessions using LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. Read More...

8 Mar 2017

The Drugs Don’t Work: A Tale of Resistance

For one day only! Join Aston University’s Professor Anthony Hilton and the Hobgoblin Theatre Company for a stage play with a difference. The special performances will take place 5th April only.

Antibiotics are now a common part of life, most people will have been prescribed a course by their GP. But what happens when people misuse them? When they are over prescribed? Or when they stop working? Read More...

8 Dec 2016

Workshops and Guided Tours for the Night in the Museum Exhibition

Leading British artist, Ryan Gander, has selected works from the Arts Council Collection in upcoming exhibition Night in the Museum . The exhibition is at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 26 November 2016 - 12 February 2017 and is free to visit.

Guided tours themed towards your learning outcomes are available to book, as well as a series of arts workshops that are both fun and engaging. Read More...

15 Nov 2016

Home Educator Day at Thinktank on 6 December 2016: The Crunch

 Thinktank is pleased to announce that our latest Home Educator Day on Tuesday 6 December 2016 is themed The Crunch.

The Crunch is an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone is invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The future of food is one of the biggest challenges on our plate. Food and drink are fundamental to our lives, connecting everything from our health to the world around us. It’s time for us to take a fresh look at our relationship with food. At the moment it’s unsustainable, and this needs to change so that we can live healthier, happier lives. Read More...

7 Nov 2016

Become a School in Residence!

Our new school in residence programme is now open.

We're looking for ambitious teachers and educational leaders to take part in residencies across our unique museums and heritage sites.  Read More...

10 Oct 2016

Discounted Entry for schools to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Soho House!

We're offering schools the chance to visit either the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Soho House at the discounted rate of £3.50 per child.

The offer will run from October - December 2016 and will include access to either museum and a facilitated session with one of our dedicated Learning Officers. Read More...

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...