List of Exhibitions

  1. Makers and Machines: Creativity in the Computer Age.

    Makers and Machines , at Thinktank.

    Now open (during opening hours)
    Explore the history of coding, find out more about local coders and more.

List of Events

  1. Toy elf in front of a spitfire plane on display at Thinktank.

    Elf Trail , at Thinktank.

    Wed - Sun from 29 Nov - 23 Dec
    A fun, Elf-inspired trail around Thinktank.
  2. An adult and a child playing with a wooden toy train set.

    Morning Explorers , at Thinktank.

    Second Saturday of each month
    Autism friendly mornings. Explore the museum at a quieter time, before we open to the public.
  3. Santa in a red suit with white beard welcoming a child who is shown from the back.

    Santa at Blakesley Hall , at Blakesley Hall.

    9-10 Dec
    Meet Santa and see Blakesley dressed for Christmas.
  4. Two orange pomanders in a bowl with cinnamon sticks and holy.

    Christmas Craft Market , at Blakesley Hall.

    Free entry to our festive market and purchase locally made crafts and gifts.
  5. A group of school children sitting in a planetarium with the earth above them

    Planetarium Weekend Shows , at Thinktank.

    Every weekend (until Sun 26 November)
    Join us for one of our planetarium shows.
  6. A member of the learning team standing next to a table of Christmas items. She is in front of a large screen with Santa on it.

    Santa's Science Spectacular Show , at Thinktank.

    Selected days during Christmas Holidays
    Come and join us in the Thinktank theatre for a fun, family show about Santa.
  7. Exterior view looking up at a Jacobean Hall.

    Explore Aston Hall on a Match/Event Day , at Aston Hall.

    Selected dates
    Explore Aston Hall on an Aston Villa Football Club match / event day.
  8. Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon , at Thinktank.

    December 2023 - March 2024 on selected dates
    New 360° fulldome experience featuring 10 tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon.
  9. Two sculptures of tall thin towers in the gardens surrounded by tress and bushes, a small building is in the background

    Origins of Middle-Earth: J.R.R. Tolkien and Sarehole Guided walk , at Sarehole Mill.

    Selected Sundays
    A guided walk introducing the scenery that inspired J.R.R Tolkien.
  10. A decorated Christmas tree in a grand hall with wood panelled walls and paintings on the wall.

    Aston Alive: Christmases Past , at Aston Hall.

    See the Hall dressed for Christmas and join costumed characters from years gone by.
  11. Toddler with a big smile staring at the camera.

    Castle Kids Playgroup , at Weoley Castle.

    Every Tuesday from 7 Nov - 19 Dec
    Castle Kids is a Stay & Play group for children aged 0 to 5 with their parents or carers.
  12. A child and adult sitting in the Planetarium. The child is looking up at the ceiling.

    Toddler Thursday: Planetarium , at Thinktank.

    Selected Thursdays
    Join our family-friendly relaxed Planetarium experience.
  13. A staff member talking to two people

    Thinktank Taster Tour , at Thinktank.

    Selected Thursdays
    Join us for a taster tours of the museum followed by a planetarium show.
  14. Santa sitting by a window and waving, surrounded by festive fairy lights

    Santa and a Slice at Sarehole Mill , at Sarehole Mill.

    Visit Santa's Grotto and grab a slice of pizza at Sarehole Mill.
  15. A group of people sitting facing a person. They are in a large ornate wood panelled room with a decorated Christmas tree.

    Christmas Tales from the Court of King Arthur , at Aston Hall.

    Listen to two tales of Medieval Yuletide splendour fit for the Court of Camelot.
  16. A group of school children sitting in a planetarium with the earth above them

    Planetarium Christmas Holiday Weekdays , at Thinktank.

    Christmas holiday weekdays (until Fri 5 Jan)
    Join us for one of our planetarium shows.
  17. A staff member doing a science experiment with fire and flames shooting out of a bottle

    Tripping the Light - A Fantastic Show , at Thinktank.

    Family fun exploring the science of light
  18. Warhammer models on a table.

    Kids Warhammer Club , at Weoley Castle.

    First Saturday of every month and Tuesdays in Birmingham School Holidays
    Free, drop in table-top gamming club
  19. Close up of a planet with text overlayed that reads 'The planets 360'.

    The Planets 360 (Classical) , at Thinktank.

    Weekends in Jan
    The Planets 360 is a re-imagining of British composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite.
  20. Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon , at Thinktank.

    Launch event for a new, 360° fulldome experience featuring 10 tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon.
  21. A hand holding a carved wooden spoon.

    Wood Carving Workshop , at Sarehole Mill.

    Take part in a spoon carving taster session with JoJo Wood of Pathcarvers
  22. A child is sitting at a table glueing paper on to her artwork.

    Aston Arts Club , at Aston Hall.

    First Saturday of the month May - December
    Join us for a free arts club and make something inspired by Aston Hall and its incredible history.
  23. A tour guide dressed as Sir Thomas Holte giving a tour to a group of adults and children.

    Hunt for the Lost Time Machine , at Aston Hall.

    Tue 13 – Fri 16 Feb 2024
    Something strange is happening at Aston Hall and it’s up to our intrepid team of time travellers to discover what…