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Sounds great, but sadly out of a lot of families pockets with the current situation - for myself and Owen, it would cost over £20 admission alone and have to admit that last time we took him, it was truly abysmal - at least 40%of the exhibits were out of use, the same with the toilets, the cafe had run out of the "meal deal" offers - at 12.20 - when I e-mailedto complain the response was that it was school holiday time, what did I expect!!. So, we will be passing on this one and going to London for their free entry museums - sorry Brum!!
I know that a single adult ticket for Thinktank is £12.25 on the door. But you might be able to get a discount online.
I've not yet been back to Thinktank (not been inside Thinktank for around 12 or 13 years).
Over '60s either £7.50 if bought online (day before) or £8.40 on the day.
Family of four - online - £35 or £39 on the day.
Birmingham History Galleries in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is free to enter.
I went to Thinktank yesterday. All change since the new park opened. You can buy your ticket(s) from the ticket booth outside (opposite the new Science Garden). Just show the staff your ticket on Level 2, and you can go in.
We Made It opened recently. When I upload those photos, I will put them in the We Made It Thread.
I only paid £8.57. A 30% discount off the full £12.25 adult price (got voucher from National Express West Midlands website sent to my email and printed a copy of it to hand in).
Being Easter Monday, there was loads of families and kids, esp on "The Present" section. So I quickly went down to We Made It, then to "The Past".
I've said in another area that I consider the 'Think Tank' a complete ripoff. The loss of so much of historic B'ham to create the site, and the huge waste of space inside are a terrible indictment on those who allowed it to happen. As a child I often went to the Science Museum, it was an incredible experience. Much of what was there went to the 'TT' but a lot was lost. Many exhibits in the 'TT' are crammed in without proper information plaques, others are really well presented. I've been to the 3D Cinema, and the Planetarium was awe inspiring, but I felt the site was soul-less. I too agree that the Charges are a Council Avarice based thing, the Coventry Transport Museum is free.....
That's my view, it's good in parts, but very poorly designed.
Strange that Thinktank you have to pay to get in. While Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is free to enter.
Think the community museums used to be free (Sarehole Mill, Blakesley Hall, Aston Hall, Soho House etc) but think they need a small fee to enter now.
Sadly, gone are the days when you could just wander into those places you mentioned free of charge. If you feel in the mood on the
first Sunday of every month you can visit the first four free. Bit of a rush though.;o) If the entrance fee is waived in many cases donations are encouraged and special exhibitions charge a fee to visit them.