Roundhouse Birmingham

Nineteenth century canal-side stables and stores in Birmingham city centre. To be transformed into a hub from which to explore the city by foot, bike or boat.

Roundhouse Birmingham

What's on 

Untours tour at Roundhouse Bham

An Urban Safari from The Roundhouse 

During August and September, enjoy a guided tour of The Roundhouse, a canal boat trip on a heritage narrowboat to Icknield Port Loop and a walk back to The Roundhouse on the towpaths led by a Birmingham Ranger or Canal & River Trust ecologist, looking at the wildlife and nature on route. Dates are Monday 7- Wednesday 9 August; Friday 25 - Monday 28 August; Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September and Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

Team and canoeists from B-Row

Dawn and dusk kayaking for Birmingham Literature Festival 

Explore Birmingham's canals at dawn and at dusk as part of Birmingham Literature Festival on Saturday 7 October at 6am

A view of The Roundhouse and tow paths

Walkshops explore the canals and their stories around Roundhouse Birmingham

From September until the end of the year, we will be hosting twice daily walkshops to explore the 'green corridors' around Roundhouse. Discover local tales, histories and legends from the water and tow path. Prices and tickets available later this summer.

Roundhouse Birmingham

Things to see and do

Roundhouse Birmingham


Roundhouse Birmingham and moored barge

A hidden gem at the heart of the canal network

The unique style and shape of Roundhouse Birmingham was the result of a design competition organised by the Birmingham Corporation. It was won by famed local architect WH Ward, and in 1874 was completed as stabling for some of the many horses which worked the canals. Its distinctive horseshoe shape was immediately popular.

Roundhouse Birmingham

Our work

Roundhouse Birmingham and moored barge

A pioneering partnership for the Roundhouse 

The partnership to restore the Roundhouse is a pioneering one for both C&RT and the NT