When you are here

A very big hello from the team at Roundhouse Birmingham.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you when we start to open in July 2021.
So, what is the Roundhouse and what can you do when you get here?

Welcome to the Roundhouse

Following the uncertainty of the pandemic, we’re easing into opening from July 2021, and taking a staggered approach to unveiling all that the Roundhouse has to offer. Please be patient as we get everything up and running.

You are likely to approach the building from one of two directions – either from the road or from the canal side. This is one of the things that makes the Roundhouse so special – you really can get to it by bus, by bike, or by boat! The Roundhouse site is completely free to enter, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming you.

Once you’ve arrived, come to our Visitor Centre to find out more about this unique building. Here you can book onto one of our paid tours, peruse our shop, or view the latest exhibition. From here, take a step round the building to our café to fill up before you head out on a walk or a kayak.

You might well be wondering what happens in the rest of the building. Well we’re pleased to say we are home to some wonderful organisations who have their offices here. Find out who they are on our ‘Who’s Here’ page.

Visitor Centre

Our Visitor Centre is a great place to start. Located right in the heart of the ‘horseshoe’, this is where you can find out all about the story of the building, from when it was first built right through to today. Full of information and inspiration for your visit, you can pick up trail guides, learn some of the secrets you’re about to uncover, head out to our courtyard while you plan your next move or wait for your tour to begin.

You can also find our Exhibition Space in the Visitor Centre. 

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Opening Friday 23 July 2021.

April-September, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Tuesday-Sunday

October-March, 10am – 4pm Wednesday-Sunday


The main public toilets are located to the right of the Visitor Centre. There are five toilets, one of which is accessible for wheelchair users. There are also baby changing facilities.

Quiet Place

Roundhouse has a small, quiet space located in the main building if you need a place to get away from crowds, loud noises and bright lights. We are also making this space available for those who wish to pray and for nursing mothers. Please speak to a member of staff if you wish to make use of this space.

Roundhouse café

In need of some refreshment, then look no further than our in-house independent café. Here you’ll find freshly made produce, from sandwiches and jacket potatoes, to homemade pies. With an ever changing seasonal menu, and catering to different dietary requirements, you’re sure to find something to suit every taste.

You can also grab a delicious take-away coffee and cake for those on-the-go moments, or to fuel you up on one of our tours.

Opening August 2021.

Roundhouse Shop

Based in the Visitor Centre, you’ll find our small, but perfectly formed, Roundhouse Shop. There’s something for every budget – including our pocket money shoppers – and gifts for all tastes and occasions. We’re also proud to be working with local artists and showcasing some of their wonderful work.

Opening July 2021.

Any questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for more help