We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BBC Birmingham Tours

BBC Broadcasting House | Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF, England
+44 370 901 1227
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great experience

The BBC Mail Box studio tour was excellent. Debbie and Kayla were very well informed and able to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne B
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Wicked! (Good wicked)

The tour was led by Holly and another lady who I am unfortunately struggling to remember the name... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
et15193403
,
Stamford, United Kingdom
Read all 123 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“radio play” (16 reviews)
“sound effects” (21 reviews)
“radio drama” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
BBC Broadcasting House | Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 370 901 1227
Write a Review
Reviews (123)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBC Mail Box studio tour was excellent. Debbie and Kayla were very well informed and able to answer all of the questions put to them by the group. You visit the recording studios for radio and TV. The Archers recording studio is an eye...More

Thank Lynne B
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Good afternoon Lynne, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review of BBC Birmingham Tours, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your feedback on to Kayla and Debbie who will be over the moon with...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The tour was led by Holly and another lady who I am unfortunately struggling to remember the name of, but both women were incredibly friendly and engaging. The tour was much more informative and fun than anticipated! My peers and I had the opportunity to...More

1  Thank et15193403
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your visit to BBC Birmingham Tours, I am so glad you enjoyed your tour so much and that it exceeded your expectations. I will pass on your comments to Holly...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were shown round by Sue and John, and were lucky to be in a small group. Having been on the listening/watching end of the BBC for rather a lot of years, it was fascinating to see the working environment where the magic comes from....More

Thank henryr989
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our tour was at 13.00 & Sue & Bobby were our guides. We went through to the news studio first, then the gallery - I won't spoil the rest but each bit was very interesting. We didn't get to make a play or take part...More

Thank Dfb001
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to review BBC Birmingham Tours I will pass on your lovely comments to Bobby & Sue. I'm sorry you didn't have the opportunity to take part in Copy Cats, our guides do their very best to accommodate everyone on...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you don't have the money or the time , I recommend a visit of the visitor center. No need to book, just show up. It is free! There you can experience virtual reality, record yourself presenting the news or the weather and see some...More

1  Thank Caroline B
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Hello Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review regarding your experience of BBC Birmingham, we really appreciate it. Kind regards Carmel

Reviewed 25 January 2017

I took my parents as a belated 80th and early 80th birthday experience for them. The information I was sent regarding how to get there was fantastic and on our arrival we were met by a Security Officer who directed us to the waiting area...More

Thank Lisa504160
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of BBC Birmingham Tours, I have already passed on you review to Emma & Bobby who were both over the moon with your kind words. Regards Carmel

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went on the BBC Birmingham tour 21/1/2017 and it was well worth the trip. We were taken around by our guides Sue and Kate both nice ladies. We saw the news room and media rooms but the highlight for us was the Archers set...More

2  Thank Gillyworksop
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Hello Gill, We really appreciate your lovely feedback regarding BBC Birmingham Tours, it sounds like you had a fantastic visit; I'll make sure I pass on your kind words to Sue & Katie they will be over the moon. Thanks again Carmel

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Cracking tour. My older teenagers really enjoyed it, so I really recommend it for them ( not so sure about younger teens, but the tour booking info says this when booking too) It's easy to get to, just a walk from New Street Station. Lasted...More

Thank polly152
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Happy New Year Polly! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your experience on one of our BBC Birmingham Tours; I will pass on your comments to Holly and Rachel who will be really happy you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had a great time. Sue and Katie made us very welcome, we had the chance to visit the Archers studio - including seeing where NIgel fell off the roof - and there was a very special treat which I won't spoil for others. The...More

Thank John B
BBCTours, Manager at BBC Birmingham Tours, responded to this review

Happy New Year John! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review; I will certainly pass on your comments on to Sue And Katie who I know will be really happy that you had such a positive experience. Thanks...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Well done to Emma and Bobby for their fun and informative behind the scenes tour today... Loved every minute of it. I will not underestimate the role of a TV presenter again!

Thank Julie P
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tapas Revolution Birmingham
526 reviews
.24 km away
Red Peppers
798 reviews
.23 km away
Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant
2,627 reviews
.15 km away
Cherry Reds
277 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Town Hall Birmingham
447 reviews
.30 km away
Birmingham New Street Railway Station
993 reviews
.32 km away
New Alexandra Theatre
575 reviews
.21 km away
Victoria Square
313 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Nancy M
Hi, I have a booking for this Saturday and I've recently looked on the website and it seems to say that bookings have been cancelled due to security checks being updated. I wanted to know if this is true for all bookings as I haven't been informed about any cancellations. Also I wanted to check if we would be able to see the Archers recording as this was the main reason for booking, Thank you in advance Nancy
14 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Good morning Nancy, Unfortunately BBC Tours have been suspended until further notice across all sites including Birmingham. Our staff at the booking office are working really hard to contact everyone and let them know in... More
0
Votes
Margaret S
Is this tour suitable for children. Ages 6-9?? We are visiting in February half term.
13 January 2017|
Answer
Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Hello Margaret, thank you for taking time to contact BBC Birmingham Tours. We do recommend a minimum age of 9 for the tours as much of the content is quite adult in content and centres around programming that is, we feel... More
2
Votes
Mespanish
Where can I book a tour for next July? Thanks!
22 April 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Hello You can book for July 2016 online if you google BBC shows and tours. We are currently taking bookings up until March 2017. If you are interested in July 2017 these bookings will be open at the beginning of... More
0
Votes