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Visit BBC Birmingham's state-of-the-art studios: home of The Archers, Midlands Today and BBC WM. Take a peek behind the scenes and then join in some interactive fun as you create your own radio drama complete with sound effects and music! BBC Tour...more
BBC Broadcasting House | Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF, England
+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I attended at the BBC Mailbox, Birmingham on October 17th 2018. The tour was conducted by Alex & John who did an excellent job both in how they explained everything and the pace at which the tour proceeded. It was very enlightening to see the...More

Thank TerryDSolihull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent tour by John, Bobby and Holly. Special kudos to Holly who presented an excellent tour of the Archers studio - not one of the standard tours but it really should be. Excellent "behind the scenes" insights which have enhanced my listening pleasure. The...More

Thank JDWales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the tour of BBC Birmingham. I would highlight the professionalism of (Sue) the guide, who spoke for 1 hour and thirty minutes and every single minute was fascinating. She got the balance right between factual details and personal anecdotes, which gave the insider...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay. Alex and Sue were amazing. They had so much knowledge and answered every single question. They were so nice and it was never boring listening to them. Everyone that went with me is still talking about how cool they were....More

Thank Annika021
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Ok so we didnt book on a tour but this place could have been more interesting and more informative and more interactive, than it was. Its quite small, which was the first surprise. My daughter had read about recording a weather segment so she headed...More

1  Thank Lorrymac
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was an enjoyable 2 hour visit to our local TV and radio station. Our guides Emma and Bobby were very pleasant and very informative. We went inside the studio where Midlands Today is broadcast and the gallery that controls it all. It's a real...More

Thank gailt705
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We went to the BBC Visitors centre and enjoyed a walk around the exhibitions. There was a selfie with a Peaky Blinder area where you could put on a cap and be part of the gang. You can take part in presenting the Weather which...More

Thank slavicaonions
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I went on this tour at the Mailbox on Monday and what a very enjoyable tour it was. Started with an introduction of the tour programme given by Carmel a lovely lady who gave us a very informative insight to what to expect on the...More

1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Tour Was Amazing,Cheap Aswell, The Tour Guides Sue And Lindsey Were Very Friendly And Told Us Everything About It They Listened To Any Questions Asked. They Included Everyone In The Activities Which Were Very Fun. The Studio Is Amazing And Much Smaller Than You...More

1  Thank Typlayz
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We loved this tour today, the two ladies who took us around Sue and Lindsey were very informative, they listened to any questions and answered them all. Been the archers number fan I was delighted to take part in reading a script , it’s very...More

1  Thank Maria J
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Nancy M
13 March 2017|
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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
Margaret S
12 January 2017|
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