Group Visits

Although Thinktank remains closed to the general public, we are able to open the venue safely for adult group visits from Monday to Friday.

Our tours comply with government guidelines on social distancing. Your visit will be engaging, informative, relaxing and of course, safe. During your visit your group will have exclusive access.

Group Tour: Taster Talks – Explained and Explored

Private visit with refreshments

This exciting tour offers a fascinating insight in to Birmingham’s industrial heritage. Enjoy a welcome talk followed by three taster talks about some of the remarkable exhibits on display in the museum. Hear from our experts tell you about the Smethwick Engine. Designed in 1778 by James Watt and built by Birmingham based Manufacturers Boulton and Watt, it is the oldest working steam engine in the world. You’ll also see the Railton Mobil Special, built for John Cobb’s successful land speed record attempts in 1938 and 1947. Finally you’ll hear about the iconic Spitfire; the key role it played in the Second World War, its innovative design, cutting-edge technology and its lasting legacy on the city of Birmingham.

We can accommodate groups of 30 to 50 people for a great experience that will last around two and a half hours.

After your talks, you will have time to browse some of our other exhibits on Level 0 and take refreshments in our spacious café.

The Taster Talks – Explained and Explored includes:

  • Welcome talk
  • Guided talks at three exhibits
  • Refreshments

From £15* per person. This tour is available from Monday to Friday.

* 30 to 45 people = £17.50 per person. Over 45 people = £15.00 per person. Minimum number of guests is 30.

To make a booking

Please call the Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001 or email groups@birminghammuseums.org.uk  with your enquiry.

Group tours must be pre-booked, terms and conditions apply.

Coach drop off at site only.