The People & Places of Industrial Birmingham
This special one-off tour combo for Heritage Week will give you the chance to learn of the people that worked at the Roundhouse during its industrial hey-day and then head onto the water for a cruise with Brindley boats exploring the canals and places that boomed during the industrial revolution.
You’ll discover the Victorian people (and horses) who made the Roundhouse a 24/7 hub for the city of Birmingham. You’ll also meet a lesser-known – but larger than life – architect, and ponder the question: why is it round…?
And once you’ve learnt about the people of the Roundhouse, you’ll head out onto the canal for a special night trip with Brindley Cruises where you’ll learn about the places, the factories and the landscape before our time.
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 2.5 hours
Suitable For: 12+, all under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Distance: Not far on foot! Most of the walking takes place at the Roundhouse, so maybe 1000.
Organised by Roundhouse Birmingham
Date & Time
Thurs 14 Sept | 7pm–9.30pm
Start and end: Roundhouse Birmingham Visitor Centre, The Roundhouse, 1 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE
£8 people with a B16 postcode
AccessRoundhouse 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.