ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum
Thinktank, Birmingham’s award-winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun-packed day out for the family. Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays and showcases many amazing items from the city’s science and engineering collection, including the Smethwick Engine which is the world’s oldest working steam engine. Other things to see at Thinktank include a Planetarium where visitors can journey to the stars and learn about the wonders of the night sky and an outdoor Science Garden that invites visitors to explore the science behind energy, mechanics and mobility.
A new gallery, called Our Changing Planet was opened in 2021. Featuring over 150 fascinating items from pre-historic tools to the first plastic invented in Birmingham, and from the prototype vehicle to travel under its power on Britain’s roads to part of the first computer used at the Longbridge motor factory, Our Changing Planet is perfect for older children and adults to learn and think how human invention and behaviour has impacted the world around us.