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Free Landmark Historic Properties: City Centre (Colmore Row)

Tick 8.5

Victoria and Chamberlain Squares

0.6km
Colmore Row, Birmingham. B1 1BB • (0121) 303 2438
Victoria Square, Birmingham
Victoria Square, Birmingham

Victoria Square is home to both Birmingham's Council House and Town Hall. You can also see the old Main Post Office building. Just to the north is Chamberlain Square where you'll find the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This area is at the centre of most events in the city.

Built between 1874 and 1879 on what was once Ann Street, and designed by Yeoville Thomason, the Council House is a Grade II listed building used for all Council and most Committee meetings. The front, facing Victoria Square, has a pediment showing Britannia receiving the manufacturers of Birmingham.

This area has undergone many changes, especially in the 1960s when many historic buildings were demolished and a motorway was ploughed through the streets. Redevelopment is now taking place in Chamberlain Square with new buildings and walk-ways being constructed.

Features:

Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. Smoking allowed.

Opening Times:

Open at all times.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the west of the city centre at the junction of New Street and Paradise Street.

Getting There:

National Rail Birmingham New Street railway station: Ten minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

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Victoria and Chamberlain Squares, Colmore Row, Birmingham. B1 1BB • (0121) 303 2438

Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020

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