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Saturday 14th November 13:30 - 15:30 September 2020 Tour 1 - Canals and Victorians to today’s city


Whether you have lived in Birmingham all your life, are studying at one of our five universities, or are just visiting for a day, you will have a great time on tour. Guides are local people with a wealth of knowledge and  who deliver informative and fun tours of the city.

We look at early development right up to the present day. From industrial growth in Georgian times, the coming of the canals, then on to Victorian times where the town developed as a world producer of metal goods but also had to cope with issues of huge success. Moving into the 20th Century the Brutalist concrete architecture and today the way the city is moving forward. 

Keeping Coronavirus safe:  We take Covid-19 security of our guests 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 bring your own earphones with 3.5 mm jack. Alternatively you can purchase a new pair, (£1) which you keep at the end.

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

An eTicket: Is sent to you after booking and has full joining instructions. If you are booking close to the start time then 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.

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