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

11.30am (Subtitled)

The search for other life in the Universe begins in our imagination as we travel to undiscovered planets out in deep space.

Discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets, to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific predictions into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined
Show duration 22min

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

Back to the Moon for Good

2.30pm

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.  The show is a 360degree fulldome film show produced by NSC Creative
Show duration 25min

Seasonal Stars - Summer

12noon, 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 Solar Quest: a show about the Sun and how spacecraft are used to understand its influence on Earth better.

Sunstruck

4pm

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Show produced by Michigan Science Centre.
Show duration 20min, most suitable for ages 5+

Programme subject to change owing to group bookings

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