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This is your chance to visit the home of BBC Birmingham, which hosts a number of popular shows such as Midlands Today, The Archers and Home Front, as well as BBC WM and Asian Network.
Take a peek behind the scenes and then take part in some interactive fun.
BBC Tour Guides will give a fascinating insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Birmingham and tell you the inside story of what it takes to get them from script to screen.
BBC Birmingham is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and entertaining.
Tours last up to one-and-a-half hours and involve a certain amount of walking and standing. The building is wheelchair accessible. All children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
BBC Birmingham Tours take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.00am and 1.30pm. Evening tours are also available on a selected Thursday each month at 5.00pm and 7.00pm. Please check our webstie for dates and details.
The Mailbox is the home of BBC Birmingham. It is situated on the A38-Queensway and signposted with brown tourist signs. Please use the Mailbox public pay on foot car park and take a lift to level 7.
By Public Transport
The nearest railway station to the Mailbox is Birmingham New Street.
Exit New Street Station via the Victoria Square entrance/exit. Turn left at exit and walk down Navigation Street, crossing over the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Hill Street.
Continue down Navigation Street and walk under the Suffolk Street Queensway road bridge, following the coloured lines on the path which will direct you to The Mailbox.
This walk should take approximately 5 minutes.
The Mailbox is well served by most city-centre bus routes
BBC Birmingham facilities include:
- Dogs restrictions
- First aid facilities
- In town/city centre
- Indoor event/attraction
- Smoking not permitted
- Guided tours available for groups
- Guided tours available for individuals
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Parking (charge)
- Approx length of visit
- Groups accepted
- Max group size
BBC Birmingham accessibility includes:
- Audible alarm system
- Disability awareness training for all personnel
- Handrail by steps
- Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
- Level access, ramp or lift to information point
- Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Contact - BBC Birmingham
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