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Introducing the Roundhouse Guided Tour

£9.00£11.00 (inc. VAT)

#SeeTheCityDifferently 

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 purpose as a modern-day heritage and wellbeing hub. 

Uncover 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 or soft drink at the end of the tour.

Please Note: Bring your own standard headphones to plug into our tour system.

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Description

#SeeTheCityDifferently 

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/

 


 

Event Details

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.


Visitor Info

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

Roundhouse tour FAQs​

Most frequent questions and answers

We recommend that on our tours, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, with a ticket. We suggest our tours are for 10+ years.

Our Victorian cobbles can be a little uneven and steep in places, and most Roundhouse Birmingham experiences will involve some walking. Sturdy, sensible shoes are your friend.

The tour will involve plenty of movement around the site.
Most Roundhouse experiences will take you out into the great outdoors, even a tour at the Roundhouse. 
This means two things:

  1. Here at Roundhouse Birmingham, we’re optimists.
  2. It’s best to prepare for the weather which in the UK, often means sunglasses and a poncho. 

Our tour guides will use a headset microphone to make sure that everyone can hear them clearly. 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.

Guided tours will go ahead whatever the weather. 

Make sure to come along and check in at our reception least 10 minutes prior to the tour to make sure we’re ready to start on time!

Yes, please provide proof of your eligibility for concessions or discounts on arrival.

Group Booking FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Please get in touch with us to organise a group booking.

Roundhouse Birmingham accepts card payments and cash. We accept all card, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, except for American Express. We don’t have a cash machine on site – you’ll find the nearest one in Brindley Place.

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