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Big Brum

Birmingham Central Library Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ, England
+44 121 643 2514
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Yes, Birmingham has a clock tower

Until I saw this listed on Trip Advisor I never actually knew it existed! Hidden behind Victoria... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Brad P
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Coventry, United Kingdom
It's a clock

As our tour guide said, London has Big Ben, Birmingham has Big Brum. A smaller version and that's... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Steve-and-Andie
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Birmingham's 19th-century Council House with its distinctive clock tower is called "Big Brum," since it is a replica of London's famous "Big Ben" clock tower.
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15 May 2017
“Yes, Birmingham has a clock tower”
13 May 2017
“It's a clock”
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Birmingham Central Library Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ, England
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Until I saw this listed on Trip Advisor I never actually knew it existed! Hidden behind Victoria Square, Big Brum sits out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the city. You'd never notice it on your way up New Street, nevertheless its...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

As our tour guide said, London has Big Ben, Birmingham has Big Brum. A smaller version and that's as much as can be said. Check it out when in Victoria Square.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It's not Big Ben but to Birmingham it's big enough and rightfully so. It is quite a landmark that can been seen from a distance. A good landmark to keep your bearings around the city.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The similarity with Big Ben is obvious. It is a nice place, worth a visit. A lot more to see in the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

This elegant clock tower faces Chamberlain Square but can also be seen from Victoria Square which are sort of connected. It is a nice clock tower among a cluster of very interesting classical buildings in the two squares.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Ian was our commentator. Not many sightseeing buses have a live commentator, but Big Brum did. He was charming, informative and very funny. The tour takes you to lots of corners of Birmingham. It was very interesting and the tour showed all the great corners...More

1  Thank RRozlyn
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

It's a clock. It apparently resembles Big Ben and when you're by it you should know where you are and what time it is.

1  Thank JeremyPC
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