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Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour

Come and join us on the Big Brum Open Top Buz sightseeing tour – Saturday 5th September the bus will not be running as it is part of Stourport on Severn Carnival. Saturday 12th September the 2.30 tour will not be running as the bus is part of Birmingham University Open Days. The Museum Heritage bus on the first Sunday of the month will not be in operation this year – the normal sightseeing tours of Birmingham will be running instead at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30.

Birmingham Sightseeing Tour – chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, culture, sport and art – Birmingham has it all

The live guided tour is the only introduction to the global city with a local heart – Birmingham uncovered. Discover the commercial heart, the unique Jewellery Quarter, the Golden Mile with the Golden Boys! leafy Edgbaston picking up the Tolkien trail and the East Side Extravaganza.

The Birmingham Sightseeing Tour begins in the commercial heart of the city at the end of Colmore Row, Victoria Square and includes the major buildings of architectural interest including St Philip’s and St Chad’s Cathedrals, the Victoria Law Courts, the Town Hall, the Council House, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Library.

The route takes you to the unique Jewellery Quarter which really emphasises why Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades in Victorian times. Travelling along Broad Street – the Golden Mile with the Golden Boys! looking at some of the more recent developments in the last 20 years such as the ICC, Symphony Hall and the National Indoor Arena we move into leafy Edgbaston – home to the manufacturers of the city and the international cricket ground.

Linking up with the Tolkien trail and the world famous Cardinal Newman Oratory we finally enter the city  through the East side Extravaganza so that we get the full panoramic view of St Martin’s Parish Church and the new state of the art Bullring shopping complex with the iconic building of Selfridges.

Bus Route

Bus Route for the Big Brum Buz Bonanza Tour

Booking information

Dates:  25th April to 27th September 2015 – every weekend Saturday and Sunday from end April to end September 2015.

Running dates and time updates: The bus is no longer running as the Museum Heritage Bus on the first Sunday of the month in 2015. The bus will not be running on Saturday 5th September 2015 as it is part of the Stourport-on-Severn Carnival. The 10.30 tours on both Saturday 12th and 13th September are free as part of Heritage Open Days but only if they have been pre-booked. The 2.30 tour on Saturday 12th September will not be running as the bus is taking part in the open day for the University of Birmingham.

Times:  10.30, 12.30 and 2.30

Meeting point:  end of Colmore Row/corner of Waterloo Street, Victoria Square, next to the Council House.

Length of tour: the guided tour lasts approximately one hour 20 minutes finishing back at the starting point in Victoria Square.

Cost:  £12 adult, £10 concession, £8 student, £20 family (2 adults & up to 3 children), £15 souvenir (adult price £10 + Big Brum Buz Book £5), £5 child (5 to 15 years), children under 5 are FREE.

Tickets can be purchased on the bus on the day, call Oxboffice on 0845 6801926 or click here to book online , bookings in advance will have priority.



“Everyone really enjoyed the tour – did not realize there was so much about Birmingham – certainly raised their curiosity”Karen Trace, PA to Leadership Team, HSBC Bank Plc