Roundhouse Birmingham

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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.

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Roundhouse Birmingham

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Wild Waterways - Monday 20 August (FREE EVENT)

Roundhouse Birmingham is embarking on a brand new partnership to explore and maintain our local waterways, and we need you! Join us for a day packed with exploring, surveying and discovering, with the Roundhouse as a starting point. You’ll be guided by a range of nature, wildlife and local heritage experts from Birmingham and Black Wildlife Trust, Canal & River Trust, National Trust’s Green Academies Project, and Birmingham City Council.

Urban Safari - 21 - 23 Aug & 8 - 9 Sept 2018

Explore the centre of the second city like never before! A rare chance to travel on a Heritage Narrow boat into the heart of the canal system, with a towpath tour of the local wildlife, and the chance to visit one of Birmingham’s hidden gems; the Roundhouse. Suitable for ages 6+

Urban Safari: Sketch & Study - Fri 7 Sept 2018

Escape the busy city centre and capture the canals in a sketchbook; drawing your impression of the continually changing landscape along our waterways. The relaxed drawing sessions are led by illustrator Milan Topalovic, starting from the Roundhouse and venturing out onto the waterways and towpaths by heritage narrowboat and by foot. Drawing resources and narrowboat provided. Suitable for age 12 +

Joint tours with the Coffin Works 7 - 9 Sept 2018

Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the Roundhouse, followed by a visit to the award-winning Coffin Works’ Museum in Birmingham. Tours will run on the following dates: Friday 7th Sept, Sat 8th Sept & Sun 9th Sept.

Conservation Conversation #1 (Carl Chinn's Westside Stories)

Friday 14 Sept 2018 Heritage and conservation talks – in the pub! For our first event, join Professor Carl Chinn for a journey through local history, in our immediate area in Broad Street and Ladywood.

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History

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.