How to Have a Rocking Summer at Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museums Trust is ready for a rocking summer this school holiday – from rock music fun at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), to moon rocks at Thinktank and Birmingham Science Museum. There’s lots to see and do!

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Enjoy a fun-packed science show Destination Space – The Moon on weekdays, where you’ll learn all about the moon. Find out what the moon smells like, get a birds-eye view of the lunar surface and track the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin! This show is part of a National STEM Programme, Destination Space created by ASDC and funded by the UK space Agency and is included in the Thinktank ticket price. Visit Thinktank’s website here for more.

And if you haven’t visited MiniBrum yet – what are you waiting for? MiniBrum is Thinktank’s mini city where children are in charge. The interactive attraction for under 8’s is a child-sized world. Featuring exciting play zones, like the construction zone with climbing tower, a salon with dress up and styling areas, ice-cream and vegetable stalls, and much more!

It’s all about musical fun at BMAG, inspired by the Home of Metal presents Black Sabbath – 50 Years exhibition currently on display in the Gas Hall until 29 September. Children can learn about Birmingham’s music history and enjoy interactive elements, like getting to play a Gibson guitar and Black Sabbath colouring activities. For tickets visit

To celebrate the exhibition, children can take part in heavy metal mask making, music-themed fairy tales, glamorous guitar crafts, heavy metal photobooth, and rocking out robots! Entry to the exhibition is not required for these activities but some activities have a small charge.

Heritage Sites

To mark the start of summer holiday Birmingham Museums Trust is welcoming canine visitors, as the Heritage Sites are now dog friendly in the outdoor areas and cafes. Bring your furry friends along with you and explore beautiful gardens and tearooms, perfect for a family day trip out.

Visit Aston Hall for summer fun including interactive storytelling sessions, such as Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks and Rapunzel which take you on a mesmerising tour of this stunning building. Family drawing tours throughout the holiday will allow you to tap into your inner artist and is the perfect way to explore this grand mansion with all the family. See the website for more details.

Find out more about the whole host of summer fun at Birmingham Museums by visiting for event and ticket details.
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