During your tour you will be told about the history of the building and the Birmingham City Police and get the chance to look in the cells and find out more about some of the Victorian prisoners who stayed here. There will also be a presentation of some items from our police museum.
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The Steelhouse Lane Lock-up was in use from 1891 to 2016 and many of the original Victorian features are still present, alongside more modern custody facilities. The Grade II listed building shows how a mini prison operated in a busy city centre for well over a century.
We also have a small shop to support our fundraising efforts which includes for sale some books on the history of law and order and policing in the West Midlands, fridge magnets, keyrings, prints of police paintings by local artists, mugs and our popular police ducks.
This event is in support of LandAid, to help fund the provision of 150 bed spaces for young homeless people throughout the UK. With this in mind we would ask for a suggested donation of £20 to attend this event on the day.
As part of our 150-year anniversary in 2018, we want to highlight our public interest responsibility and the value of the surveying profession in developing influential solutions to society’s challenges in the UK.
Our fundraising programme will enable our partners LandAid to fund the provision of 150 bed spaces across all 12 RICS UK regions. RICS professionals will also have the opportunity to register their interest to provide pro bono support to local front line charities.