Café & Shop

Thinktank currently remains closed. We do not have a date for reopening but will update the public via our website and social media channels as soon as we are able to.

Food & Drink

We have a number of outlets selling food and drink, to keep you fuelled up whilst you explore the museum. We hope to see you for lunch soon!

Signal Box Café

All aboard the Signal Box Café for great food in a fun, family setting. We have a variety of hot and cold food options available including the signature Signal Box Burger. Open every day, the Signal Box is also a great place to pick up a coffee or a sweet treat. From sandwiches to delicious hot meals we have something to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. 

The Signal Box Café is located on Level 0 next to the City of Birmingham locomotive. Take a look at the café menu .

Ice Cream Kiosk

The ice cream kiosk sells a delicious range of Beechdean farmhouse dairy ice cream. Whether it’s classic vanilla or a bubblegum flavoured treat for the kids, we’ve got a whole host of flavours to tickle your taste buds. 

Open daily at peak times, opening hours are weather dependant. See you when the sun shines!


Discover and buy some wonderful mementos of your visit to Thinktank as well as some inspiring presents for special occasions.

There are a range of goodie bags available to suit any budget or why not create your own?

The museum shop is open 10am – 5pm daily and is available to non-museum visitors. Located on Level 2.

Shop Online

We have an online shop where you can purchase a fantastic range of unique gifts and souvenirs and have them delivered straight to your door.

As well as getting a great gift, all shop purchases help to support Birmingham Museums Trust to continue to care for Birmingham’s unique collection and the delivery of our award winning education programme.