Heritage building tours

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Free, booking essential
Saturday 4 May (11:00) - Saturday 6 July 2024 (16:00)
Black and white photograph of The Exchange building

Join our friendly guides on a heritage tour of The Exchange and discover its hidden history and fascinating stories.

Our guides will take you on a journey through time, revealing the secrets of this beautiful art deco building, from its beginnings as the headquarters of the Birmingham Municipal Bank to the University’s recent redevelopment and restoration. You will explore the stunning banking hall, see the original safe deposit boxes and vaults, visit rooms not normally open to the public and learn about the building's unique features and design.

Book your heritage tour today and discover the past and future of this magnificent building.

Tour dates and times

Saturday 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.

The tour lasts approximately one hour. The meeting point for the tours are in the Banking Hall at The Exchange.  

Previous tour participants have said…

"The whole experience was excellent, made possible by the very informative guide along with past photographs. I know I will visit The Exchange again."

"Reflects well on The University for quality of restoration."

"Knowledgeable tour guide."


This event is presented as part of a public programme of exhibitions and events exploring the heritage of The Exchange, University of Birmingham's city-centre location and former headquarters of Birmingham Municipal Bank.