We made it - nuts, bolts, gadgets and gizmos

We made it is an exciting new showpiece gallery about science, materials and manufacturing opening at Thinktank, February 2013. 

 

The hands-on journey of discovery is an ideal and fun way for both the young and old to uncover the science behind manufacturing, while experiencing the weird and wonderful materials and processes invented in Birmingham and the surrounding regions.

The galleries display more than 20 interactive exhibits with around 1200 intriguing objects in four distinct areas:

 

  • Nuts and Bolts - Learn about Birmingham’s role in making iron and steel goods to fuel the world.
  • Treasure - Be dazzled by precious metals and gemstones, and watch in awe as the process of sourcing them from the ground to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is revealed.
  • Tins and Things - Discover why the West Midlands is the home of aluminium and decorative glass as we unravel the science behind food and drink packaging. 
  • Gadgets - Explore how raw materials like wood and plastic have been used to produce our everyday gadgets and gizmos, from mobile phones to cameras.

 

From multi-media exhibits to historical objects, ‘we made it’ is the best place to discover how and why Birmingham became known as the workshop of the world.

For more information on exhibitions and events click here

 

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