Minibrum – a city for children

Client: Birmingham Museums Trust
Location: Birmingham, UK

We were appointed to design Thinktank’s new under-8’s gallery, including all exhibition graphics and exhibits. The result was MiniBrum, an immersive STEM-themed space in which children can explore a child-sized recreation of their city. Co-production with local children formed a key part of the development process, and throughout we worked closely with Thinktank to explore how the children’s ideas and creativity could be incorporated into the gallery. We also worked to integrate Thinktank’s unique collections into the gallery, creating a space that celebrates and highlights its connections to the wider museum. 

The gallery was shortlisted for Permanent Exhibition of the Year at the 2020 Museums and Heritage Awards.