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



Volunteering at Thinktank

Volunteers at Thinktank give their time to help run events, improve the visitor experience, promote our work and activities, improve our documentation and by doing invaluable research. This is another one of our sites with an incredibly broad range of volunteering opportunities.

If you work in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) subjects, heritage or culture, and would like to work with us on public engagement activities at Thinktank to share your work or research then perhaps you’ll be interested in finding out more about our “Meet the Expert” programme.

Over the past years one of our biggest focuses has been the Natural Science collections and we've had a small dedicated team of specialists generously giving their time to improving the documentation of this collection. Without these volunteers this work simply wouldn't be done – they are making huge improvements which will be appreciated for many years to come.

Industrial Heritage Interpreters volunteer their time helping visitors enjoy and learn from the Science and Industry Collection on display at Thinktank. From the steam engines to the Spitfire, our dedicated team are ready to chat to visitors and often have handling objects or images ready to help explain tricky engineering concepts. With backgrounds in science, engineering or heritage the Interpreters are a much valued part of the visitor experience on offer at the museum.

Thinktank is open all year round.  See current Volunteer Opportunities at Birmingham Museums.