You will experience a working factory. The old: Victorian equipment treasured and preserved. The new: soldering and moulding, side by side.
The terracotta front may look like a merchant bank, but enter its big blue front doors, walk up the Minton tiled stairway and you find 28,000 square feet of industry and making. You will experience a working factory. The old: Victorian equipment treasured and preserved. The new: soldering and moulding, side by side. All used to create a famous finished product the Acme Thunderer, the Police Call and 83 other well-known whistles. Every process in the manufacturing is shown.
Running for 8 weeks from 01/06/2022
Max Number Of Guests
244 Barr Street, Birmingham B19 3AH, UK
Amusing anecdotes are told throughout the tour with surprises in store and original features such as bomb damage from 1940 and the great inventor, Joseph Hudson’s bench, inspirational violin and the first rattles and Police Whistles. Archive material from 1870 to the current day is on display. The factory ghost may not appear, but you will hear about it. You will hear the Lion Roar, the dangerous duck call, the clangers whistle, whistles from the TITANIC and the cyclists road clearer.
Furthermore, in a recent exciting development, we have been able to track down a very rare item of military history that we produced for US paratroopers to use during the D-Day Landings, the ACME clicker. You can read more about our search and subsequent discovery of one of the very few remaining original D-Day Landing Clickers here. This incredibly rare piece of military history is now on display at our factory and will be a showcase part of our factory tours from June 2019 onwards.
The tour is for adults, young children over 10 are admitted but each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Any attendees must be able to manage at least two flights of stairs on the tour.
Once booked onto a tour and you cannot attend then you must email [email protected] with your cancellation.