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

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8 Jul 2015

Engineering at Work Day

Engineering at Work Day takes place on Wednesday 30th September and Thinktank is delighted to offer FREE places to Year 8 and 9 classes for this unique event. 

Engineering at Work will enable students to meet people who work in engineering, including - Read More...

1 Jul 2015

Book your Museum in a Box

Get ready to book your museum in a box for next year. We have just released our new catalogue containing hundreds of genuine artefacts, museum quality replica items and historical costumers for you to have in your school for a whole half term.

Are you studying a certain topic, do you want to make your own museum display or have a school play that could benefit from period style clothing? All you have to do is look through the catalogue, fill in the booking form and send it back to us via email and we will do the rest for you.  Read More...

7 May 2015

Home Educator Day at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Join the Learning Team at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for a day of workshops and drop-in activities tailored for Home Educator families.

The day is designed for children aged 5-16 and costs £6.50 per participating child. Each child is welcome to bring along a maximum of two adults for free. (Siblings under the age of 5 are welcome to attend but please note that there will not be any specific activities provided for this age group).  Read More...

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10 Mar 2015

Home Educator Days Dates Announced

We have announced the dates for the next two Home Educator days at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum;

These are 'dates for your diary' as further details, including prices and the full programme of activities, will be confirmed a month prior to each event.  Read More...

3 Feb 2015

Experiment of the Month: Squealing Balloon

Experiment of the month: Challenge your friends to create a squealing balloon. You will need a balloon and a small nut or 20p coin.

Download the Squealing Balloon experiment.

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12 Jan 2015

Home Educator Day 2015

Update on 3rd February 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 will be Thursday 26th February 2015, from 10.00am - 4.30pm. Read More...