Our venues

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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Photo thinktank

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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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

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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

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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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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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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There are variety of planetarium shows on throughout the weekend. Planetarium shows are £1.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets should be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.

Wonders of the Universe

11.30am (Subtitled)

Look deep into space through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years to see the birth of the Universe.

Witness the formation of galaxies, explore some of the most astounding nebulae and astronomical objects yet discovered, and return home via a spectacular tour of our Solar System.
Show duration 25min

Space Gazers

12.30pm, 12.50pm

A chance to view the stunning views from telescopes and spacecraft of the solar system and beyond with music by Johan Monell. This show has no narration and aimed at under 8s so could be noisy.
Show duration 10min
Image of ALMA radio telescopes courtesy of ESO/T.Matsopoulos

The Little Star that Could

2pm

The Little Star That Could is the story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along the way he meets other types of stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each planet is introduced with basic information about our Solar System.

Seasonal Stars - Spring

12noon, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm

Planetarium Show about easy-to-see objects in this season's sky; includes how to find the North Star, how to identify a satellite and find some of the seasonal constellations.
Show duration 20 min*
*20 min show includes Solar System Adventure: Explore the many wonders within the Solar System, from the inner planets, to the majestic Jupiter and Saturn.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

4pm

Showcasing the shortlisted images, taken from Earth of the skies above us, which were entered into the annual competition organised by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Narration by Tom Kerss and Ed Bloomer, planetarium astronomers, discussing the images and explaining the astronomy phenomena shown.
Show duration 27min, recommended for ages 6+

Programme subject to change owing to group bookings

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