Birmingham: A Duck's View Audio Tour

‘Birmingham: A Duck’s View’ is a self-guided canal audio tour specifically recorded for people arriving in (or making their way through) Birmingham by water; whether by narrowboat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.

This tour is available on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis. 

There’s no charge, but you can make a voluntary donation via the app or on our website if you’re able.

By making a donation, you’re directly helping to support the future of the Roundhouse, enabling our work with the local community.


The tour takes you on a water-based journey along Birmingham’s canals from Salvage Turn near The Cube, through the city towards the Soho Loop.

Several of the stops are only accessible by water, but those on foot can access the first half of the tour or listen remotely. On the tour, you’ll learn the heritage of the canals and what was here before the modern-day surrounds.

How do I listen to the tour?

The tour is available on the free GeoTourist app for you to enjoy whenever, or wherever, you are.

Step 1: Dowload the free GeoTourist app (available for Apple or Android)

Step 2: Search ‘Roundhouse Birmingham’ to find the five tours

Step 3: Time to listen: remotely, or on location!

GeoTourist for Android

GeoTourist for Apple

Clicking the buttons above on your phone will take you to download the GeoTourist app. 

Event Details

Dates: Available any time, just visit the GeoTourist app to access the tour.

Distance: 2.4km

Number of points on the tour: 10

Suitable for: Those with an interest in the heritage of the canals.

Starting point: near The Cube (see map below)


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