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I can't understand the figures given hear 90% of the exhibits are stored in this warehouse, well forgive my ignorance that means there is only 10% on show in the think tank now i have never been to thinktank but it must be very small if that is all they can cater for, yet it seems such a large building , if you consider the size of newhall street where they had all these stored exhibits on display plus the "city of birmingham" which was on prominent display newhall street must have been a tardis compered to thinktank.
must go and check thinktank for myself .
It just goes to show what a shame we haven't got a proper museum. If only we had something like the Black Country Museum. I have a friend coming up from London tomorrow who wanted to visit a "the Birmingham museum" well I would hardly call the Think Tank that! I have told him to visit the Pen Room museum. Sad isn't it.
I have commented before about a black country style museum located in birmingham they ( the powers that be) seem to find land for numerous apartments that no-one can afford or want yet some of these older buildings that have been converted into apartments could have been used for a museum i still think they could have used land in the east side developement for it, but who am i but a mere rate payer who can have no say in it
So what would they put in this Birmingham version of the Black Country museum, All our old buildings of interest have long disappeared. Mind you I suppose they could make a start with the Golden Lion in Cannon Hill Park as Birmingham Council certainly don't want it, they are just waiting for it to fall down. Any other suggestions?
That is at least one they should preserve they at least put it somwhere safe but then left it to rot i still think they should encorporate curzon street in any museum plans (not that they have any ) there is plenty of land there.
I went to a museum in Naples, Italy last week (National Archeological Museum of Naples) and it was massive (was on a organised tour holiday of the region). Had lots of statues, busts etc found in places such as Pompeii and Herculaneum. The building itself looked old, but had scaffolding outside (assume that they were restoring it).
There's just nothing the size of Dollman Street Stores in the city centre to fit it all.
Was wondering if the old Central Fire Station could be turned into a museum (instead of student accommodation) near Aston University.
The land near Curzon Street Station is reserved for HS2 I believe.
The new Science Garden has opened at Think Tank - not got round to checking it out yet.
The bus is JOJ 222 (2222), a rather elegant Leyland 'Titan', with bodywork by Park Royal which entered service with BCT in 1950. There were 50 buses in this class and were generally at Hockley and Roseberry Street bus garages. This particular bus was at Quinton when withdrawn in 1969. It can usually be seen at the Aldridge Transport Museum/ Aston Manor Museum.
The granite plinth looks like it might have once been part of Dartmoor.
ell you didnt come across the big clock from lucas gks did you...it was said to have been put into storage after the factory was demolished but i have never been able to trace it...i have asked dolman st but they admitted that they did not know all of the stuff they have stashed there..said they would do a search and get back to me...never heard a thing..