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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


Created by contemporary artist Katie Paterson, Totality is made up of 10,000 images of solar eclipses, illuminated and sparkling from a rotating mirror ball.

The collected images include the oldest known drawing of a solar eclipse from 1778, early 20th century photographs, contemporary images sourced from the internet and the most technologically advanced telescopes.

The display is included in the Thinktank admission price. Normal entry charges apply. After 3pm the entrance fee to Thinktank is £3 per person during Birmingham weekdays and during term time only.

The artwork is situated on level 3 next to the Planetarium. This artwork compliments the Looking Up, Looking Down: The Earth, Moon, Sun and beyond exhibition which is being exhibited at Thinktank during the same period.

Totality is on display as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partnership Programme which sees four major UK galleries working together to curate, host, and share a series of exciting and innovative new exhibitions with works drawn from the Arts Council Collection.  The National Partner venues are Birmingham Museums Trust, Walker Art Gallery National Museums Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Totality is a 70th Anniversary Commission for the Arts Council Collection. 

Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England. 

Image: Totality 2016 by Katie Paterson. Courtesy of the Arts Council Collection.

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