Plan your visit

A warm welcome awaits you at the Roundhouse.

We think that the Visitor Centre is the best place to start your journey at the Roundhouse, but you’d be welcome whichever way you arrive – by boat, by bike, or on foot.

Access Information

Please visit our accessibility pages for more information on access to the Roundhouse.

Starting your journey

The Visitor Centre is home to our café, where you’ll find freshly made produce, from sandwiches and jacket potatoes, to homemade pies, or children’s take-out picnic boxes for any young adventurers too eager to wait. There’s the Roundhouse shop with something for every budget – including our pocket money shoppers – and gifts for all tastes and occasions, alongside showcasing the work of local artists. And there are toilet facilities here too, with a disabled toilet and baby change facility. Here, you’ll discover our wonderful welcome area too. Full of information and inspiration for your visit, you can pick up trail guides, learn some of the secrets you’re about to uncover, grab refreshments and head out to our courtyard while you plan your next move or wait for your tour to begin.

Opening Hours

The Roundhouse will open in spring 2021.

Location

1 Sheepcote Street
Birmingham , B16 8AE

Contact us

Email: hello@roundhousebirmingham.co.uk

A big round building on the canal:
We’re easy to find and well connected to public transport.

Buses run past the Roundhouse throughout the day. Visit networkwestmidlands for more details or see below. If you’ve travelled by coach to Digbeth coach station, the Roundhouse is a 30-minute walk.

The West Midlands Metro and West Midlands bus networks are a good alternative to the train if you’re travelling between Wolverhampton and Birmingham and making local journeys. The Metro station is situated in the centre of Birmingham. Please follow walking routes from Birmingham New Street train station if planning to arrive by Metro.

FROM BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET BY BUS: ( https://goo.gl/maps/XqrSXHfho9r44Jrh6 )

Walk about 7 min, 0.3mi – walk east, turn left towards New St, turn left onto New St, turn right onto Corporation St, Turn right onto Bull St

  • Corporation Street (Stop BS5) bus 24 Platinum
  • Ride 8 min (7 stops) exit on Kings Edwards Rd
  • Walk about 3 min, 0.1 mi (walk south-west on St Vincent St, destination will be on the left)
  • Roundhouse, 102 St Vincent St, Birmingham B16 8EB

Roundhouse is around twenty minutes’ walk from the following train stations:

Five Ways (21 min) https://goo.gl/maps/qpBKp5hGg3G1Kp9bA 

Birmingham New Street (22 min) https://goo.gl/maps/hVyer52cv9Xt6FqcA

Moor Street (27 min) https://goo.gl/maps/bzCsmBtnmmn8Jini8

Snow Hill (20 min) https://goo.gl/maps/Vyt8owBehrkmnhHu6

Walking routes from the city centre may vary as there are ongoing building works that may affect the route. We recommend you use Google Maps or an alternative route planning tool.

From Birmingham New Street Station (Victoria Square and New Street exit): City centre route, around 21 minutes.

(https://goo.gl/maps/GU3FMDS4b4RFdCu19 )

Birmingham New street station on exit towards Victoria square and New Street ,turn left towards “café NERO” on Stephenson St., turn left onto Stephenson St., turn right onto Pinfold St., turn left, turn right at Hill St., continue onto Centenary Way, turn right towards Cambridge St., turn left onto Cambridge St. – go through 1 roundabout, continue onto Kings Edwards Rd., At the roundabout, take the first exit onto St Vincent St., the Roundhouse will be on the left !

From Birmingham New Street Station (Victoria Square and New Street exit): Canal-side route around 23 minutes.

(https://goo.gl/maps/NahSnCVusDxMq37LA )

Birmingham New Street station on exit towards Victoria and New Street, turn left towards café Nero on Stephenson St., continue onto Navigation St., turn right towards A456/Holiday St. (after the bridge), turn left onto A456/Holiday St., turn right onto Bridge St/A456, turn left on to the canals next to the Canal House pub and continue straight with Canal House pub on your left side, turn right after the bridge continuing on the left side of the canal straight. Continuing straight for couple of minutes the destination is on your right

 

If you’re driving to the Roundhouse, you’ll have no problems finding us as Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. We’d always suggest you leave plenty of time for your journey. We’re in the heart of the city next to the canals and easy to get to. Live traffic updates can be found at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information.

From Birmingham New Street with a car: https://goo.gl/maps/x68SrbatJS6uNsU17

PLEASE NOTE, there is no on-site parking at the Roundhouse. The nearest car park is Arena Birmingham, or there is some on-street parking in the streets around the building. Remember to bring cash for the parking meters. There are also bus-only lanes around the Roundhouse.

Who we work with, and who is on site

Tenants | Partners | Funders

The Roundhouse is a pioneering partnership between the Canal & River Trust and the National Trust to bring an important Birmingham landmark back to life through an innovative blend of heritage and enterprise. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund we will be able to ensure its future and inspire people to care about and help us to protect the heritage of Birmingham.

Canal & River Trust

We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because we believe that life is better by water. Our research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunch break, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, really does make us feel happier and healthier. We’re working with volunteers and communities across England and Wales to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. We know this will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions.

National Trust

The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of historic places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Birmingham we’re working in partnership with others to celebrate, help care for and protect a range of places and outdoors spaces that are important to local people, and of which the city can be proud.

Café tenant (tbc)

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Stressbox (confirm links & logo)

A new fitness class focusing on releasing and preventing stress and improving personal happiness, where boxing meets breathing and music meets mindfulness. We combine expressive boxing fitness, mental focus and mindfulness, all to incredible rhythmic music. Having experienced workplace stress over 3 years ago, founder Liam Joe decided to create a natural solution from the therapies that supported him through his stress. Following an extremely successful pilot phase, StressBox is now working with groups from teachers, NHS offices, and entrepreneurs.

Additional Tenants (tbc)

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Gratefully supported by

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.HeritageFund.org.uk.

Historic England

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from barrows and battlefields to parks and potteries. We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories they tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.

Our Other Funders

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