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Red Brick Heart & Soul 10.00-11.45

Positively Birmingham Walking Tours

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The University of Birmingham campus has an amazing story to tell. From the benevolence of Josiah Mason, Birmingham industrialist who set up a science college in Edmund Street in Birmingham town centre to the driving force of Joseph Chamberlain, the first Chancellor who saw the creation of the first red brick campus university modelled on the American style.
We see the origins of the site as a Roman fort, the development of the site from the early 1900s to the present day. We discover architecture and public art all around but it is what goes on inside the buildings that gives the heart and soul and who better than retired Honorary Professor and author Jonathan Berg to lead you such an exploration. There are a few surprises along the way and local people and visitors alike will equally enjoy this tour.

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Stop At: University of Birmingham Medical School, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

We look at the current medical school and consider it's history and current day activities.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2GW, UK

We look at this major healthcare centre and its role. We look at the pieces of public art around the University.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

We experience red brick and other architecture, but what goes on inside the buildings gives the heart and soul of our University. The tour gives an insight to today’s roles of the University, our hospitals and the exciting new Birmingham Healthcare Innovation Campus in our city.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Metchley Roman Fort, Birmingham B15 2QZ, UK

The walk starts by exploring the ancient origins of the site and the Metchley Roman fort.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS England

We consider the role of the Barber Institute

Stop At: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

We will see public art, different styles of architecture and understand how this univeristy goes about it's business.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Live audio system ensures we can keep social distancing.
  • Live Audio receiver

  • Entry/Admission - University of Birmingham

Departure Point
Faraday Statue, University Rd W, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK

Departure Time
10:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Positively Birmingham Walking Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.