Thinktank – Birmingham science museum
BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Thinktank offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. From steam engines to intestines this exciting museum has over 200 amazing artefacts and interactive exhibits on science and discovery. A state-of-the-art planetarium means you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping outside. There is an ever-changing programme of demonstrations, workshops and events. Contact for details.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Fixed & portable induction loops, large print documentation, magnifying glasses
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 24-26 Dec
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About the area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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