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Thinktank is temporarily closed. This decision has been made in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Find out everything you need to know for your visit to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, including opening times, admission prices and how to get here. Plus floor plans, information on family or group visits, sleepovers, birthday parities, facilities and accessibility at the museum.

Address

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
Millennium Point
Birmingham
B4 7XG

For Sat Nav use postcode B4 7AP.

Opening Times

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.

Tickets

Tickets can be bought on the door or pre-booked. Prices do not include entrance to the Planetarium. 

Online Booking

Book online for the best prices. These tickets must be pre-booked, they cannot be booked on the day of your visit.

Ticket On the door price Online price
Adult (age 16-64) £14 £13
Child (3-15 years) £10.25 £9.25
Child (under 3 years) Free Free
Senior (age 65+) £12 £11
Concession (Students 18+/Benefits.)* £10.25 £9.25

*Please download the Thinktank Concession Policy (PDF) for more information.

Planetarium Tickets

Planetarium shows are £2.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.

Membership

Become a Birmingham Museums member and enjoy 12 months of inspirational days out, with FREE access to our 8 venues and other exclusive benefits. Find out about Membership and how you can join. 

Weekday Term-Time Ticket Offers

Weekdays during Birmingham term time only, there is an adult and toddler (3-5 years old) ticket offer for just £15. Offer is not available during school holidays. Book your Adult and Toddler tickets online.

Weekdays during Birmingham term time only, visit Thinktank for £3 per person after 3pm. Offer is not available during school holidays. Buy your tickets on the door.

Visiting

Children Visiting Us

We welcome unaccompanied children aged 12 or over. Children aged 11 or under will need to be accompanied by a parent, or a guardian aged 16 or over.

All children under 16 wanting to join a LEGO session or Planetarium show must be accompanied by a parent, or a guardian aged 16 or over.

Children will be asked to leave if behaviour is not appropriate and affects exhibits or other visitor’s experiences.

Bag Searches

Please be advised that Birmingham Museums reserves the right to undertake searches of bags and personal property, and to refuse entry. Thank you for your cooperation.

How to Get Here

By Road

Thinktank is situated within Millennium Point, Digbeth, which is just minutes from Birmingham City Centre and The Bullring. The nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42.

The closest car park to Thinktank is the Millennium Point multi-storey car park located on Jennens Road which is operated by Birmingham City Council (charges apply). For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B4 7AP. Blue Badge holders can park for free, there are 20 blue badge bays within the car park and the maximum height restriction for the car park is 2.1 metres. 

The Millennium Point building is approximately 20 meters from the multi-story car park and from Level 1 and Level 2 of the multi-story car park there is step free access into Millennium Point. Thinktank’s main entrance is located on Level 2 of Millennium Point.

By Bus

From Birmingham City Centre catch numbers 14 , 55 / 55A, 66 or 94 from The Priory Queensway (opposite Argos) to Jennens Road. Bus services are operated by National Express West Midlands .

By Rail

The nearest train station is Moor Street station (10 minutes walk away). Turn right upon leaving Moor St Station, just before the Clayton Hotel (formerly Hotel LaTour,) veer right to enter the City Park. Walk through the Park, past the Science Garden and in through the entrance of Millennium Point.

New Street Station (15 minutes walk away). Due to the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station, changes have been made to the entrance/exit points. From New Street Station follow clear signage to Moor Street Station (approx 5 minutes walk) then follow directions above.

By Bicycle

Thinktank is situated within Millennium Point and located in Digbeth. For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B4 7AP. Just minutes from Birmingham city centre and The Bullring. 

Bike racks can be found on both the north side, Jennens Road, and south side, Curzon Street.