(Advanced booking only)
Why wander across a whole city, when one square can tell you so much?
Meet our volunteer guides at Centenary Square for Roundhouse Birmingham’s introductory walking tour.
We’ll be heading to the Roundhouse via artworks and architecture, through a space that’s forever changing; unlocking stories of the city and its people along the way…
Our guides our presenting the city that they love, so prepare to find out some lesser known stories, and some essential Brummie knowledge, take part in a few activities, engage in a bit of friendly debate.
Please Note: Bring your own standard headphones to plug into our tour system.
Check the weather, stretch your legs, and bring an inquisitive disposition.
Great for: Finding out something new (and old) in Birmingham; seekers of hidden gems; anyone looking for an alternative to a lecture-style museum tour; a bit of fresh air with people; something memorable to do with visiting family and friends.
Directions: In the centre of Centenary Square, near the Commonwealth Games clock – look out for our volunteers and the yellow smiley logo! Use What3Words.com //edits.overnight.adding
Duration: Just a little bit over 90 minutes, we reckon.
Suitable For: Ages 10+
Number of Steps? We’re thinking you’ll get in a decent amount of your daily steps. About 4000.
This guided tour is for pre-booking only.
This whole of this tour is at street level, with level surfaces and no steps until we arrive at the Roundhouse, where there is a sloped courtyard with an upwards incline to our Visitor Centre entrance.
Our tour guides use audio systems to ensure that they are audible in the busy city environment. If you have headphones with a standard mini jack input, bring them along to use, if not, we have disposables (although we like to limit using them, for obvious reasons).
The audio systems are compatible with hearing loops and our guides will have them to hand. If your whole group needs to use the audio loop, please let us know so we can prepare.
The importance of practical footwear.
Sturdy, comfy shoes are your friend. Especially by the time you arrive in our cobbled courtyard!
We’ll be in the great outdoors, even on our site tour. This means two things:
Here at Roundhouse Birmingham, we’re optimists.
It’s best to prepare for the weather which in the UK, often means sunglasses and a poncho.
Our guided tours and walks will go ahead whatever the weather so plan accordingly.
Meet us at the meeting point near the clock 10 minutes before the advertised start time.
Please provide proof of your eligibility for concessions or discounts on arrival.
Venue: Centenary Square
Directions: Please meet one of our friendly volunteer tour guides by the Commonwealth Games clock. They'll be the ones with the yellow smiley.