Our venues


Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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

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

Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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

Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160



PCR Workshop


  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Cost (per pupil): £16.00
  • Type: Workshop
Book Session

This full-day session gives students practical experience of the processes involved in PCR whilst trying to solve  fictional crime.

Using micropipettes, learners will add to samples and then duplicate target DNA.

After lunch, we will collect our samples from the machine and load them into electrophoresis gels before staining and rinsing to reveal who committed the crime! 

Students will also extract their own DNA to take home, and participate in a debating session focused on genetics.

(Price includes £4.50 Thinktank entry charge.)

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