An informal and interactive guided tour of the Roundhouse site.
Find out all about the Roundhouse’s journey from canal wharf to noisy Victorian public works stables, right through to a new life as a modern-day heritage and wellbeing hub.
Find clues about the Roundhouse’s past, play a game of top trumps, unlock photos from the building’s past, and ponder the question: why is it round?
The ticket price includes a hot drink at the end of the tour from our on site independently run café, Jonathans in the Roundhouse.
Please Note: The Roundhouse is extremely photogenic. Bring a fully charged smartphone.
Bring your own standard headphones to plug into our tour system.
Great for: Anyone looking to explore something new (and old) in Birmingham; seekers of hidden gems; an alternative to a lecture-style museum tour; something memorable to do with visiting family and friends.
Private group bookings for this tour are available.
Looking for to do this tour with a British Sign Language Interpreter? Find out more here https://roundhousebirmingham.org.uk/product/introducing-the-roundhouse-guided-tour-bsl/
Dates: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until early-November.
For group bookings and other dates, complete the enquiry form on our 'Group Booking' page.
Meeting Point: Check in at the Roundhouse Visitor Centre on arrival, 10 minutes before your tour starts.
Finishing Point: Jonathans in the Roundhouse
Directions: View our "Getting here" page for detailed directions.
Duration: From the introduction through to a chat and a hot drink at the end you should budget around 90 minutes for this fully guided experience.
Suitable For: Ages 10+
Step count: Not many, we cover a lot of ground around the site, so, around 1500.
Meet us at the meeting point in the Roundhouse Visitor Centre 10 minutes before the advertised start time.
Our Victorian cobbles can be a little uneven and steep in places, and most Roundhouse Birmingham experiences will involve some walking. This tour will involve plenty of movement around the site, so sturdy, sensible shoes are your friend.
Your guide will 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 which are available on arrival. If your whole group needs to use the audio loop, please let us know in advance so we can prepare.
Our guided tours and walks will go ahead whatever the weather so please plan accordingly.
Venue: The Roundhouse
Directions: 1 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE