Thinktank (Birmingham) Reviews
Newest Review: ... of transport. There are also aeroplanes on display, and a big steam train. This is really awe inspiring to look at, and you will be blown away by the sheer size of the exhibits. Power Up: Here you can see engines that formed an important part of the industrial revolution. You can press buttons and see the engines come to life, Making Things: This is where you can see the products that have been made in Birmingham, and the machines that made them. City Stories: A walkthrough exhibit that gives visitors a glimpse into life in times past. The next Section deals with investigating the present, and is the first section you enter when you go... more
Customer Thinktank (Birmingham) Reviews (9)
by - written on 02/05/10 (Very useful, 68 readings)
Thinktank is a big science museum at Millennium Point, near the heart of Birmingham, a short 15 minute walk away from the main stations and shops. It comprises of four levels of interactive exhibits, encompasing science past, present and future, as well as boasting its own planetarium. Thinktank has something for everyone, and is a very popular tourist destination. As I have said, Thinktank is relatively easy to get to from Birmingham City centre, but there is also an ample car park, which is token operated and incurs a charge, as it does not belong to Thinktank, but is managed by another company. Entry costs are as follows: Adult: ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/04/10 (Very useful, 31 readings)
I visited Thinktank with my sister, parents and my two nieces (baby and 2 1/2 yr old). We got a reduction on the price by travelling there by train. It is a short walk from Moor Street station and very worthwhile doing this as parking isn't free. It is located in a big building which also houses the IMAX cinema and university / college buildings and the Thinktank spreads out over 4 floors. You enter on level two which is 'the present' and this has several sections on topics like 'your body' and 'wild life'. We headed with my niece to 'Kid City' as this was aimed at her age group and this was great for her. There was a big water play ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/10/09 (Very useful, 23 readings)
I have just returned from a day out at Thinktank Birmingham. I went with my husband, Daughter (5) and Son (2). A great day was had by all of us. We were worried that it would be very busy but it was not which made it even more pleasant. Before we went round thinktank we went to the Planetarium and that was really good. My daughter is really into her Stars so this talk was perfect for her and was really imformative - even my 2 year old was happy to watch the shooting stars etc. You do have to pay extra for the planetarium but it is is not overly expensive but I would not have done it had my daughter not already been ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/08/09, updated on 13/08/09 (Very useful, 90 readings)
Our recent visit to Thinktank, Birmingham's Science museum, started out rather unpromisingly. Having navigated Birmingham's rather "interesting" ring road which had a myriad of speed cameras and very few actual signs to tell you the speed limit, we arrived to lashing rain and more lack of signage as we failed to find the actual entrance to Thinktank. Things got better. Thinktank is part of Millenium Point, a large modern structure that seemed to contain part of the University too and was planted between a ruined factory and a building site. Having found the entrance we were greeted by a very large dinosaur model from "walking with ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/07/09 (Useful, 50 readings)
We visited the thinktank with our two sons yesterday and i would recommend visiting on a Sunday as it was very quiet we could park right outside the front door and parking is cheaper on a Sunday ( £2.80 all day ) parking is normal Birmingham prices the rest of the time. On arriving we were advised by friendly staff about a show starting in the planetarium and were given a schedule of activities and a map and were well informed . I recommend the planetarium the film is shown in a dome so you sit slightly back and gaze at the ceiling and enjoy the 3d feature which was a good experience ( there is however an additional chanrge for watching shows in the ... Read the complete review
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