Pre-book your tickets to guarantee and speed up entry to the museum, particularly at busy times such as weekends and school holidays.

TicketPrice (with Gift Aid donation)Price (without Gift Aid donation)
Adult £17.05£15.50
Child (age 3-15)£8.25£7.50
Baby/toddler (age 0-2)FreeFree
Concession (NUS Students/Benefits.)*£13.75£12.50
Family (up to 4 individuals with at least one child)£41.25£37.50
Planetarium Shows (per person. In addition to admission charge)**£3.50 (Gift Aid N/A)£3.50
Free Student Wednesdays offer***FreeFree

If you are a UK tax payer and buy an admission ticket with a Gift Aid donation, then we can claim an extra 25% from the government on your total entry fee. Find out more about Gift Aid.

For members general admission is free and planetarium shows are £3 per person.

* For information about Concessions including free entry for Personal Assistants please see our Concessions Policy.

** Planetarium show tickets can be purchased online with your admission ticket or at the ticket desk on arrival (subject to availability). At peak times, such as weekends and school holidays, tickets can sell out very quickly and entry to the planetarium cannot be guaranteed for every visitor. Under 3 year olds are free but they must sit on their adult’s lap during the show.

*** Students get free admission every Wednesday. Valid student photo ID is required. For full details including T&Cs see Free Student Wednesday.

Group entry prices

We welcome groups of 10 or more, whether you are arranging a family gathering, coach party or home educator visit. We also cater for children's birthday parties too.

To book a group visit please contact us by emailing or calling 0121 348 8000 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm).

Group ticket (minimum 10)Price

Ticket booking FAQs

What is Gift Aid?

Birmingham Museums Trust is a charity. We rely on public support to secure our future for everyone.

The Gift Aid scheme means we can claim a refund from the Government for tickets sold to taxpayers. It means we get an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

You can pay for admission with Gift Aid, which includes a 10% or more donation amount.

  • Become a Birmingham Museums member and enjoy 12 months of inspirational days out, with FREE access to our venues and other exclusive benefits. Find out about Membership and how you can join.
  • General admission is to free to members. Pre-booking is advised.
Tesco vouchers at Thinktank

To use Tesco vouchers at Thinktank simply exchange them for a Thinktank Partner code. Then present your code at Thinktank’s Ticket Desk on arrival.


We have a small Planetarium that is very popular. The capacity of Thinktank is much bigger than the capacity of the Planetarium, so not everyone can see a show.

Planetarium show tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival, subject to availability.

At peak times tickets can sell out very quickly and entry to the planetarium cannot be guaranteed for every visitor.

  • Some events are an additional cost on top of the price of admission. These optional events can be booked on arrival at Thinktank.
  • When there is an additional cost for an event, this will be clearly stated in the What's On information.
Children Visiting Us
  • We welcome unaccompanied children aged 12 or over.

  • Children aged 11 or under need to be accompanied by a parent, or a guardian aged 16 or over.

  • To join a Planetarium show, children under 16 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.

Personal Assistants
  • One personal assistant is permitted free entry to Thinktank when accompanying those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
  • If multiple personal assistants are required, prior arrangements must be made with the Visitor Services Manager. Please contact us.
  • Due to our adherence to health and safety guidelines, we cannot allow anyone under the age of 16 years to be a personal assistant to another person. We do not allow personal assistants for anybody under the age of 3.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or other requirements for your visit contact us: