Book a Prison Visit to Birmingham Prison

Book a prison visit birmingham prison

Visiting HMP Birmingham requires understanding and adhering to specific guidelines and procedures. Here’s a comprehensive guide to assist in planning your visit:

Contact Information

  • Address: Winson Green Road, Birmingham, B18 4AS
  • Telephone Number: 0121 345 7800

Visiting times to Birmingham Prison

Booking a Visit

  • How to Book: Visits can be booked using the government’s official prison visits booking system online, by phone at 0121 345 7800, or by email. Ensure you provide valid identification when booking​​.
  • Visiting Times:
    • Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Weekends: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM​​.
    • Alternatively: Monday to Sunday, morning sessions 9:30 am to 11:30 am, afternoon sessions 2 pm to 4 pm​​.

HMP Birmingham Prison Visiting Requirements

Visitor Identification and Security

  • ID Requirements: All visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid identification. Acceptable forms include passports, photo bearing driving licenses, senior citizen public transport passes, employer or student ID cards, and EC Identity Cards​​​​.
  • Security Checks: All visitors will undergo a pat-down search, and children may also be searched. Security dogs may be used for additional screening​​.

Dress Code and Items to Bring

  • Dress Code: Visitors must adhere to the prison dress code. Prohibited items include coats/long cardigans, hoodies, hats (except for religious reasons), gloves, scarves, shawls, ties, knee-length boots, clothing with offensive patterns or logos, etc​​.
  • Items Allowed: Visitors are permitted to bring a limited amount of money for refreshments, a house key, a car key, and visitors’ identification. Other personal items must be left in lockers at the Visitors’ Centre​​​​.

Visitor Facilities

  • Visitor Centre: The Visitors’ Centre is located opposite the prison, where registration takes place. It’s recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before your visit​​.
  • Facilities Available: Refreshments are available during the visit, and a children’s play area is provided​​.

Transportation and Parking

  • Public Transport: Birmingham Prison is about two miles from the city centre. Public transport options include train to Birmingham New Street Station, taxi, bus, or metro from Winson Green​​.
  • Parking: Visitor parking is available, including provision for disabled drivers​​.

Additional Tips and Information

  • Booking Advice: Book your visit well in advance to ensure you get your preferred time slot​​.
  • Visitor Limit: A maximum of 3 adults and 3 children are allowed per booking​​.