Our venues


Photo bmag

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

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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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


For Families


Pick up one of our free family trails to help you explore our galleries and get more out of your visit. Choose from Iconic Exhibits , Top Ten , Hidden Treasures Trails or the Kids’ City Ideas Sheet. Collect the trails from the cloakroom on arrival.

Family Packs

Borrow an activity pack from the Ticket Desk for free and find more ways to unlock the Wildlife, Futures, Spitfire and We Made It galleries!

Weekend and School Holiday Activities

We run a range of hands-on activities at weekends and school holidays for all ages. The programming varies, but activities can include:

  • Interactive Drop-in Sessions
    From science busking to kitchen science labs, children are invited to investigate the world around them and learn some simple, exciting and interactive science demos. If you are the sort of person that likes to get stuck in and do things for yourself, then these sessions are made just for you.
  • Under 8s Activities
    Our interactive under 8s sessions are designed to engage and inspire, allowing children to be creative and inquisitive. From Space Buggies to Dino Storytelling, we have some fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
  • Object Handling
    Join us for some highly interactive sessions with our handling collections. If you thought museums were places where you were not allowed to touch anything, think again.
  • Arts Activities
    Get creative with one of our exciting arts activities that you can take home. 

Useful Information

  • Under 3s are FREE 
  • There are central lifts to all floors
  • Secure lockers are available in the Kids’ City gallery
  • Bottle warming facilities and highchairs are available in the Thinktank Café
  • Baby changing facilities can be found on Levels 0 and 2. If you need a nappy there is a dispensing machine in the Level 2 baby changing room or ask at the Ticket Desk
  • Thinktank can have high levels of noise at peak times. If, while you are visiting the museum, you find that you need somewhere quiet to retreat to, please speak to a member of staff who will assist you. We have quiet spaces on each level of the museum, which can be used for prayer facilities, baby feeding and break-out spaces.