Discovering Birmingham 2 hour Walking Tour to the Jewellery Quarter

Discovering Birmingham 2 hour Walking Tour to the Jewellery Quarter

Discovering Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter – Positively Birmingham Tour No. 3
We use a live audio system – the guide wears a transmitter and our guests wear a receiver. You hear every word even if you are well away making it perfect for social distancing and also ideal for those with impaired hearing.
Understand how Birmingham developed and see that many of today’s ways of working have deep roots in our past. A real investigation into today’s city in the context of the history of this centre of the industrial revolution now facing up to the future in a determined way. In particular we explore:
• Earlier times – medieval origins
• From Georgian entrepreneurs to Victorian idealists
• Jewellery Quarter
• Canal city
• An artistic side
• Today’s city developing for the future.

This 2 hour walking tour gives a great introduction to the city and will be of interest equally to local people and visitors alike.

Tours start/finish: Library of Birmingham front entrance
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: West Midlands, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Discovering Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter – Positively Birmingham Tour No. 3
We use a live audio system – the guide wears a transmitter and our guests wear a receiver. You hear every word even if you are well away making it perfect for social distancing and also ideal for those with impaired hearing.
Understand how Birmingham developed and see that many of today’s ways of working have deep roots in our past. A real investigation into today’s city in the context of the history of this centre of the industrial revolution now facing up to the future in a determined way. In particular we explore:
• Earlier times – medieval origins
• From Georgian entrepreneurs to Victorian idealists
• Jewellery Quarter
• Canal city
• An artistic side
• Today’s city developing for the future.

This 2 hour walking tour gives a great introduction to the city and will be of interest equally to local people and visitors alike.

Tours start/finish: Library of Birmingham front entrance

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Centenary Square, Broad St., Birmingham B1 2AE England

We start here and introduce the tour. We learn a lot about the city from things in and around the Square.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham England

We enter the Jewellery Quarter by a secret canal route that even locals do not use. We learn about the way the Jewellery Quarter developed and the different types of business that developed from Gergian times. We see the way the modern Quarter is taking its place in today’s city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: St. Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Square Hockley, Birmingham B3 1QU England

Known as the Jewellery Quarter church we view the outside of this lovely 1779 example of Georgian architecture.

Stop At: Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB England

We look at this fine English Baroque cathedral. On occasions if there is time and not conflciting events we may go in and experience the Edward Burne-Jones stained glass

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: St. Chad’s Cathedral, St. Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6EQ England

We view St Chads from the inner ring road. We appreciate only too well the issues with post-war redevelopment when the car was king. We decide for ourselves if Birmingham has a planned redevelopment.

Stop At: Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD England

Having seen St Philip’s Cathedral and lots more in between we return towards the Library of Birmingham by several important city Squares.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ England

We see this renovated square and understand more about the way the modern city is reconfiguring for the future.

Duration: 5 minutes