Sensing the Roundhouse and Beyond
This short tour takes time to stop and use your senses to really get to know the local area. Originally part of our series of local self-guided walks, this heritage week we invite you to take time to stop, smell and see the history and heritage right in front of you with specialist, Dr Jieling Xiao, Lecturer in Architecture and Sensory Environments at Birmingham City University.
There is no on-site parking at the Roundhouse. The nearest car park is Arena Birmingham on Sheepcote Street, or there is some on-street parking in the streets around the building.
Duration: Around 1 hour
Suitable For: 15+, all under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Distance: Around 1km, or around 1500 steps
Organised by Birmingham Roundhouse
Date & Time
Sat 16 Sept | 11.15pm–12.15pm & 1.15pm–2.15pm
Start and at: Roundhouse Birmingham Visitor Centre, The Roundhouse, 1 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE
£4 people with B16 postcode
AccessThe route is designed with access in mind, avoiding stairs where possible. There are some steep sloped sections by the Utilita Arena.
Roundhouse Birmingham is accessible to wheelchair users. Please be aware that Roundhouse Birmingham is built on a slope and is laid to cobbles. It is therefore uneven under foot. However, there is a clear route designed to be accessible for wheelchair users, pushchairs and visitors with restricted mobility.
Accessible toilets are available in the main public toilets next to the Visitor Centre.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome. You can keep them with you in all spaces at the Roundhouse, and they’re also welcome on all our tours.
Roundhouse Birmingham is equipped with an induction hearing loop in the Visitor Centre. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the T position to make use of this system. We can also make sure that your tour guide has a portable microphone.
Please get in touch with us in advance of your tour so we can discuss your individual requirements and ensure you have the best tour experience possible.