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Council House

Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BB

Built between 1874 and 1879 on what was once Ann Street, and designed by Yeoville Thomason, the Council House is now 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.

Before it was built the town council met at such places as the Public Offices in Moor Street, and even at a public house.

The town argued long and hard whether the finished building should be called The Municipal Hall, Council House, or Guildhall. The total cost was £163,805.

Behind it stands the Museum and Art Gallery, built by the same architect in 1881-5.

Virtual Tour of the Council House.

The Banqueting Suite can be hired for private functions.

Tours of the Council House can be arranged, for availability please contact Democratic.Services@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 303 2438.

See also:
Victoria Square
Maps: City of Birmingham

This page may also be referred to as www.birmingham.gov.uk/council-house