Woodbrooke is based in Selly Oak – around five miles south of Birmingham city centre. We encourage our visitors to travel by public transport where possible.
For satnavs use the postcode: B29 6LJ
Travel directions to Woodbrooke
Woodbrooke is accessible from the A38 Bristol Road.
If you are travelling south (from Birmingham city centre towards Longbridge): Travel through Selly Oak, passing a Sainsbury’s supermarket on your right. Continue straight ahead and when the road slopes downhill, carry on past Fircroft College on your left. Woodbrooke is on the left shortly afterwards.
If you are travelling north on the A38 (towards Birmingham city centre): After leaving Northfield, continue straight ahead. When you pass under a footbridge, look out for Woodbrooke 200 yards on the right, on the opposite side of the carriageway. Go further up the hill and do a U-turn through the next gap (as signposted) to come back down the hill to the Woodbrooke entrance.
To get to the A38
From the M6 – take Junction 6 and head towards the M38 Aston Expressway which will turn into the A38 Bristol Road. Continue for around five miles.
From the M40 – join the M42, exiting the M42 at Junction 2. Take the A441 towards Birmingham (signposted Cadbury World). After six miles, turn left onto the A38 Bristol Road. Woodbrooke is on the left after Fircroft College.
From the M5 Junction 4 – take the A38 (travelling north) for approximately six miles.
You can catch a number 63 bus from Birmingham New Street station to Woodbrooke. The bus stop for the 63 is located near to Books on St. Martins Queensway, Stop NS3. Once on the bus, ask the driver for the ‘Witherford Way’ stop. After passing through Selly Oak, you will pass Sainsbury’s (on your right) and you will go past the Christian Life Centre (on your left). The Woodbrooke stop is the one after the stop at George Cadbury Hall. Get up to get off the bus as it begins to go down the hill. Buses accept the exact fare only so please have plenty of change with you. For more information visit http://nxbus.co.uk/local/west-midlands/B29%206LJ
National Express coaches terminate at Digbeth Coach Station in Birmingham, a 10-15-minute walk from New Street from where you can travel by bus, taxi or train.
By rail or taxi
Trains arrive into Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. From New Street Station you can catch a taxi. Ask a member of staff to point you in the direction of the nearest taxi rank.
Local trains from New Street to Selly Oak take about 10 minutes. From Selly Oak station it is a short bus ride on either the 61 or 63 or walking will take about 20–25 minutes. If you choose to travel onwards by taxi, you will need to pre-book one to travel from Selly Oak station.
Call TOA Taxis on 0121 427 8888 or request an Uber using your smartphone.
Woodbrooke encourages visitors to travel by public transport. If you would like to help Woodbrooke reduce its carbon footprint by investing in renewables, and link it to your travel here, we suggest a minimum donation of: 1p per rail-mile or bus/coach-mile; 3p per car mile; 7p per air-mile. Make your donation here: www.woodbrooke.org.uk/donate