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Birmingham Council House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Council House is home to the City's Council

The land on which the Council House and adjacent Museum and Art Gallery are located was purchased in 1853. It is located in Victoria Square in the city centre and is a Grade II listed building. The Council House has its own postcode, B1 1BB

 

What we found out

What difference has it made

 Virtual tour.

Passions

History & heritage, Civic pride, Art, culture & creativity
Photography, Travel & tourism, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture

Project dates

08 Jun 2019 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Admin FreeTimePays

0121 410 5520
Admin@ FreeTimePays.com

07 Feb 2020 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham, the Council House - February 2020

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10 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Day 1 of 43 of the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square (November 2019)

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Day 1 of 43 of the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square (November 2019). Heading up the West Midlands Metro extension from Pinfold Street into Victoria Square. Which wont open until late December 2019.

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26 Oct 2019 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham, Early Morning View of the Council House - September 2019

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22 Sep 2019 - Elliott Brown

Floozie in the Jacuzzi (November 2009)

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Floozie in the Jacuzzi (November 2009). The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market was behind. Also around the Remembrance period before Christmas.

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09 Sep 2019 - Elliott Brown

Victoria Square (April 2019)

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Victoria Square (April 2019). Possible photo for the 2020 calendar.

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07 Jul 2019 - Elliott Brown

Floozie fountain Victoria Square (November 2010)

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Floozie fountain Victoria Square (November 2010)

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07 Jul 2019 - Elliott Brown

Floozie fountain Victoria Square (November 2010)

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Floozie fountain Victoria Square (November 2010)

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14 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Trenches start of WW1 100th anniversary - Victoria Square Birmingham 2014

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The 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 marked with these Trenches and biplanes in 2014 in Victoria Square outside the Council House. 

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14 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Usain Bolt London 2012 Victoria Square Birmingham

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Usain Bolt Wicker sculpture from Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail 2012 celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Games. Victoria Square outside the Council House. Jamaica trained in Birmingham at the University of Birmingham that summer. 

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14 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Spitfire - Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail 2010 _ Victoria Square, Birmingham

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Spitfire in Victoria Square outside the Council House in July 2010. Part of the Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail 2010. 

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07 Jun 2019 - Victoria Ball

A glorious sunset over the City's Council House, Birmingham (June 2019)

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09 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham

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Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham. May 2019. With the Floozie in the Jacuzzi!

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09 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham

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Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham. May 2019. Wings behind and the Council House.

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09 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham

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Knife Angel - Victoria Square, Birmingham. May 2019. With the Council House. Wings behind.

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04 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Joseph Gillott bust at the Council House

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Joseph Gillott bust at the Council House.

Bust of Joseph Gillott (1799 - 1873) by Peter Hollins (1800 - 1886).
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Birmingham pen manufacturer and patron of the arts.

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01 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

City of Birmingham Centenary Festival 1889 1989

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City of Birmingham Centenary Festival 1889 1989. Plaque in the Birmingham Council House. Commorating the visit of Her Majesty the Queen on Maundy Thursday 23rd March 1989 during the City of Birmingham's Centenary year.

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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14 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square

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Brum 130 - Council House Victoria Square. 14th January 2019. 130 years since Birmingham became a City on 14th January 1889!

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23 Dec 2018 - Elliott Brown

Freemen of the City of Birmingham 1888 to 1932

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Freemen of the City of Birmingham 1888 to 1932. Joseph Chamberlain in 1888, Austen Chamberlain in 1926 and Neville Chamberlain in 1932. Seen at the Council House.

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13 Nov 2018 - Imran Ali Bashir

Glass Corridor, Birmingham Council House (November 2018)

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13 Nov 2018 - Imran Ali Bashir

Glass Corridor, Birmingham Council House (November 2018)

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13 Nov 2018 - Imran Ali Bashir

Glass Corridor, Birmingham Council House (November 2018)

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13 Nov 2018 - Imran Ali Bashir

Glass Corridor, Birmingham Council House (November 2018)

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11 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Remembrance Sunday Victoria Square 12/11/2017

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Remembrance Sunday Victoria Square 12/11/2017

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Big Brum between One and Two Chamberlain Square

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Big Brum between One and Two Chamberlain Square. When Birmingham Central Library stood, it wasn't possible to see Big Brum from Centenary Square and the Library of Birmingham. Now with One and Two Chamberlain Square under construction, the view down Centenary Way gives view to clocktower

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Big Brum at the Council House

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Big Brum at the Council House. Seen from Victoria Square looking into Chamberlain Square towards BM & AG.

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Eden Place red phone boxes

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Eden Place red phone boxes. Four phone boxes on Eden Place no longer used. At one point, one was used by Jake's Coffee Box but I think that closed down. Down the side of the Council House.

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Grand Staircase in the Council House

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Grand Staircase in the Council House. From the top. Statues of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria are halfway up!

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Dome and chandelier in the Council House

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Dome and chandelier in the Council House. Above the Grand Staircase.

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Corridor at the Council House

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Corridor at the Council House. Lined with portraits.

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Glass Corridor at the Council House

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Glass Corridor at the Council House

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Drawing Room at the Council House

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Drawing Room at the Council House. Mural behind the chandelier. The Birmingham We Are event had talks in this room with video presentations and powerpoint slideshows.

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09 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Banqueting Suite at the Council House

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Banqueting Suite at the Council House. The Birmingham We Are event took place in here on 6th November 2018.

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08 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Prince Albert and Queen Victoria at the Council House

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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria at the Council House. Statues halfway up the Grand Staircase.

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07 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (October 2018)

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Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (October 2018). Grade II* listed. Built 1874-79 from a design by H R Yeoville Thomason.

Poppies and Happy Christmas Birmingham.

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07 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (April 2017)

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Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (April 2017). Grade II* listed. Built 1874-79 from a design by H R Yeoville Thomason.

Queue of French nationals queuing to vote for their Presidential election (that Macron won).

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07 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (February 2010)

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Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (February 2010). Grade II* listed. Built 1874-79 from a design by H R Yeoville Thomason.

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07 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (April 2009)

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Birmingham Council House - Victoria Square (April 2009). Grade II* listed. Built 1874-79 from a design by H R Yeoville Thomason.

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28 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Christmas in Birmingham's Victoria Square - 2003

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28 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Christmas in Birmingham's Victoria Square - 2003

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20 Aug 2018 - Kevin Hussey

The Council House, Birmingham (August 2018)

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28 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Statue of Victoria R Outside the Birmingham City Council House - July 2018

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Surrounded by 21st century construction Queen Victoria surveys the scene.

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05 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham - The Council House Town Hall and The Library

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05 Apr 2018 - Christine Wright

Birmingham Council House, UK (April 2018)

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03 Mar 2018 - Christine Wright

Queen Victoria Statue, Victoria Sq, Birmingham, UK

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27 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

Victoria Square and the Council House

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25 Feb 2018 - Jay Mason-Burns

Birmingham Council House

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27 Jan 2018 - Elliott Brown

Spot the Dome! Council House from Library of Birmingham (Winter 2017/18)

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24 Jan 2018 - Barry Whitehead

The Council House, Birmingham (Winter 2017/18)

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23 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Council House During Pride 2017

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Council House During Pride - 2017

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23 Oct 2017 - Fay Loewy

Council House

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Did you know:  the Council House is a Grade II* listed building and has  its own postcode.  The open space which is now  Victoria Square  (containing a water feature and steps) was once occupied by Christ Church  (built 1805–13, demolished 1899 to be replaced by shops and offices – the Christ Church Buildings, themselves demolished 1970).


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31 Dec 2016 - Jonathan 2

Birmingham's classic architecture

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Three classics of Birmingham:  Town Hall; Council House and memorial clock tower.


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31 Dec 2016 - Jonathan 2

Birmingham flag flies proud over historic Council House

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The flag of Birmingham flies proud over some of Birmingham's great history and heritage.

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27 Dec 2016 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Council House & Queen Victoria

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