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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

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IMAX Theatre

Mysteries of unseen world logo

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U)

Explore a world invisible to the naked eye

Eating

Energy Cafe

Serving hot and cold dishes, sandwiches, cakes and a range of drinks

Event

Information Age: evolution or revolution?

Hear our panel of leading thinkers and entrepreneurs discuss the past, present and future of technology

Exhibition

Who Am I?

Who am I? investigates everyone’s favourite subject – themselves
free

Exhibition

The Science and Art of Medicine

The history of medicine across the world and across cultures
free

Exhibition

Making the modern world

Discover how the objects we have invented, made and used have shaped our world
free

Interactive gallery

Launchpad

Make sense of the way things work through 50 hands-on exhibits and shows
free

Exhibition

Flight

Celebrating iconic achievements in aviation
free

Exhibition

Exploring Space

Rockets, satellites, space probes and landers
free

Temporary exhibition

3D: Printing the Future

Find out what 3D printing will do for you
free

IMAX Theatre

Hidden Universe 3D (U)

Discover the mysteries of deep space

Exhibition

Graphic image of Lovock's head with objects

Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick

Delve into the archives of James Lovelock
free

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

Save up to 35% on special activities and IMAX films at the Museum with our Explorer ticket

Eating

Deep Blue

A family restaurant serving meals prepared on the premises

Simulator

Typhoon Force

Experience the power of the RAF’s newest frontline Typhoon jet

Simulator

Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Simulator

Legend of Apollo 4D Cinema

Discover the smell of space

Experience

Behind the scenes of Flyzone studio

Fly Zone Studio

Put yourself in the picture at our green-screen photo studio

Simulator

Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

Exhibition

Birmingham, January by Nick Hedges

Make Life Worth Living: Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter 1968–72

Uncover the harsh realities of social housing in sixties Britain
free

Exhibition

Science in the 18th Century

George III's collection of scientific apparatus
free

Exhibition

Oramics to Electronica

Revealing histories of electronic music
free

Exhibition

Open for Business

Uncover the story of contemporary British industry as captured by nine world-class Magnum photographers
free

Exhibition

Mathematics

Mathematical models and instruments from the seventeenth century to now
free

Exhibition

Photograph of creature with outstretched wings, fur body and horn

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

Discover Fontcuberta's compelling photographic images in his first major UK exhibition

Exhibition

James Watt and our World

Step inside James Watt's extraordinary workshop
free

Interactive gallery

Energy: fuelling the future

Will your ideas today change the world tomorrow?
free

Exhibition

Energy Hall

The steam power that helped Britain become the first industrial nation
free

Exhibition

Computing

From Babbage to the oldest working computer in the world
free

Exhibition

Atmosphere

Explore how climate science works
free

Exhibition

Antenna

Science news from every angle
free

Shop

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Shop

The Museum Shop sells gorgeous gifts and much more

Eating

Deep Blue terrace

Deep Blue terrace

Relax and dine in the sunshine this summer

IMAX Theatre

Space Station 3D (U)

Blast off to space to see the building of the International Space Station in breathtaking 3D

Interactive gallery

In Future

Decide whether new technological developments should go ahead
free

Exhibition

Veterinary History

A small gallery which chronicles the rise of veterinary medicine
free

Exhibition

Shackleton’s Man Goes South

The literary and scientific inspiration behind the writing of Shackleton’s Man Goes South
free

Exhibition

The Secret Life of the Home

A technological guide to the development of the modern home
free

Exhibition

Measuring Time

A rich collection of more than 500 timepieces
free

Exhibition

Health Matters

How medical science has changed the way we experience medicine
free

Exhibition

Glimpses of Medical History

See what it was like to be a patient or doctor in different times and places
free

Exhibition

Cosmos & Culture

How astronomy has changed the way we see our universe
free

Exhibition

Challenge of Materials

Explore the world of materials
free

Exhibition

Agriculture

Learn how mechanical power replaced animal power in this history of farming
free

Eating

Shake Bar

Serving a variety of delicious milk shakes, light snacks and hot and cold drinks

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