Roundhouse Birmingham

Roundhouse Birmingham aerial photography

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

What's on

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.

Questing for Equus (or, Why the Long Walk?) 

It should be no surprise to discover that the cultural and historical landscape of Birmingham is packed with references to horses. While the city is now known for its enduring love affair with the motor-car, it was once all about horse power - whether that was travelling by carriage, barge, tram, cart or saddle.

Conservation conversation #2 (An evening with Brumbats) 

Our new series of hyper local heritage and conversation talks, in the pub! For our second talk, we're joined by Morgan Hughes and Scott Brown from the Urban Bat Project. Find out all about their research into our nocturnal neighbours.

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Opportunities to get involved at Roundhouse Birmingham

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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.