We’ve already talked about top historical sites in Birmingham that will satisfy any history buff, but what about something a bit different? Those of you who’d rather an interactive and hands-on experience, be sure to check out these attractions considered by visitors and locals as being among the best in Birmingham!
Location: The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Admission: From £13
You’re bound to have heard about this aquarium that serves as an educational and conservation center. Sharks, turtles, all sorts of fish and sea creatures are the main attractions. But you might not know about the Behind the Scenes Tour! Learn about what it takes to keep a place like this running and even take part in preparing fish food.
Location: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Admission: From £9.75
Whether you’re young or old, this museum is ideal for any age. After all, this award-winning science museum has something for everyone: be it the technology fan, the aspiring marine biologist or the next astronaut, all exhibits are brilliant and highly interactive.
Location: Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR.
Admission: From £12.50
If you love chocolate, this is the place for you. If you don’t love it, you will after touring Cadbury World. You’ll learn everything about the chocolate-making process, what’s more, a 4D cinema, demonstrations and the Cadbury Café will top off the experience.
Location: Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR
Admission: From £5.25
Leave the brick and steel behind for a day of lush greenery at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. No matter how often you’ve been there, each season is different. Consider taking the self-guided seasonal walks to get some fresh air or sign up for the day courses and workshops offered year round. Once the weather warms up, the Botanical Gardens organises live music and family-friendly events.
Location: Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HS
Admission: From £4.00
Before wondering why we included this museum, hear us out. By visiting The Pen Museum you’ll find out everything you need to know about the history, styles and technology behind the first pens ever made. The best part? You’ll have the chance to make your own nib using traditional methods and use real feather quills. Where else could you do that?