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13:30 - 15:30 Sat 12th February 2022 Tour 1 - Canals and Victorians to today’s city


Canals and Victorians to today’s city

Child ticket (6-16 years): £7-00 paid at tour start.

An entertaining  2-hour walking tour from the Library of Birmingham

Whether you have lived in Birmingham all your life, are studying, or just visiting for a day -  you will have a great time on tour with us. As we come out of Covid, most tours are guided by Jonathan Berg himself, author of Positively Birmingham and Invention and Design - on which the tours are loosely based. His sharp sense of humour and sideways look at the city make for a fun, informative and memorable tours.

We look at early development of Birmingham right up to the present day. From industrial growth in Georgian times and the coming of the canals. On to Victorian times where the town a world producer of metal goods, but also stuggling to cope with huge success. Moving into the 20th Century the brutalist concrete architecture and adapting to a changing world with less emphasis on manufacturing. Today the way the city is moving forward and trying to cope with transport and pollution and looking forward to the Commonwealth Games. 

We take Covid-19 security extremely seriously: Live audio units enable social distancing-plus and you can still hear the guide clearly. We have the Visit England 'We're good to go' industry mark to show we comply with Covid-19 secure operations. 

Earphones: Please try and bring your own (old style 3.5mm jack) or we provide a new pair which you keep at the end (£1 donation to our charity apperciated).

Tours start/finish: Library of Birmingham entrance, Centenary Square, B1 2ND

An eTicket: Is sent to you sometime after your autmated booking receipt with joining instructions. If you are booking close to the start time just come to the meeting point for the tour start time.

Donations to our Charity: We support Sifa Fireside who work on acute and longer term homeless issues in Birmingham with at least 10% of all sales going to their work. We have donated over £17k to this charity since setting up our tours in 2016.

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