BBC Broadcasting House
Level 10, The Mailbox
Birmingham B1 1RF
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This is your chance to visit the home of BBC Birmingham, which hosts a number of popular shows such as The Archers and Midlands Today, as well as BBC WM.
Take a peek behind the scenes and then take part in some interactive fun.
BBC Tours 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.
See the 24/7 BBC News online facilities where they deal with up to 300 stories a day.
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.
Tours take place in the evenings, during the day on Wednesdays, and at weekends.
You can also visit our Public Space at The Mailbox.
- Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about booking BBC Tours and visiting BBC Birmingham
- Find out more about BBC Midlands Today
- Access statement for tours of BBC Birmingham [PDF: 48KB]
To open a PDF file you need Adobe Reader software, which you can download free via BBC WebWise
- Adult £8.00
- Concession £7.25
- Student £6.50
- Child (under 16 years) £6.15
- School child £5.25
- Teacher £6.25
- Blue Peter Badge holders: only available to badge holders aged 16 and under (with a badge and badge winner's card) when accompanied by a full paying adult – free by calling our group booking and access requirements line.
The tour is not ideal for children under 9 years old – though they will be welcomed. This restriction is because BBC Birmingham does not make programmes for children/young people so the programmes talked about may not seem relevant.
To book tickets
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- For individual and group bookings of fewer than 15 people, please book online using the 'Book now' button (above).
- For group bookings of more than 15 people and bookings for wheelchair users, or people who have any other disability-related needs, please call our group bookings and access requirements line on 0370 901 1227* (+44 1732 42 7770 from outside the UK; textphone for hearing-impaired callers 03700 100 212*) so that we can discuss any specific requirements. Please note it is not possible to make a booking for fewer than 15 people over the phone – please book online.
*Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher. Calls may be recorded for training.
- You can pay by cheque or with a credit or debit card including Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.
Schools information for visiting BBC Birmingham [PDF: 27KB]
Public Space at The Mailbox
The BBC Public Space is open seven days a week, and admission is free.
Within the Public Space area you can try your hand at presenting the news or a weather bulletin and take a touch screen tour of the radio drama studio where The Archers is recorded.
Look through the viewing windows into BBC WM and BBC Asian Network to see your favourite presenters live on air and keep a look out for Midlands Today presenters as they prepare for the latest local news bulletin.
Have your photo taken with Doctor Who's Tardis and our resident Dalek, see regular exhibitions about BBC programmes or join us for special children's activities during school holidays.
There are also computers logged on to various BBC websites around the Public Space for visitors to use, including CBBC and CBeebies.
Public Space opening times
The BBC Public Space is open seven days a week.
- Mondays to Saturdays 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Sundays 11am to 5pm