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.

Cosmic Safari (Subtitled)

11.30am

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

12.35pm, 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

Polaris, the space submarine and the mystery of the polar night

12noon, 2.25pm, 4pm

Join Vladimir the polar bear and James the travelling penguin at the North Pole, as they try to understand why their respective homes have such long winters.  Using Vladimir's excellent do-it-yourself skills and James' scientific knowledge they take a journey into space to observe the Earth, Mars and Saturn.  Their journey is not all plain sailing and we share some of their adventures on Polaris the space submarine. Look out for numerous movie and sci-fi references!
Show duration 29min

Seasonal Stars - Autumn

2pm, 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 Destination Space:ISS a tour of the International Space Station, narrated by Tim Peake

Programme subject to change owing to group bookings

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