“The Lock Up” Ghost Hunt Steelhouse Lane | Birmingham


“The Lock Up” Ghost Hunt Steelhouse Lane | Police Station

Event Date |
Event Price | £40.00 per person
Deposit Option Available

Click here for booking options

Join Haunted Evenings as we take you on a ghost hunting experience like no other at this recently opened location in Central Birmingham. Spend time overnight in some of the many cells that have housed notorious criminals over its 126 year history as a centralised custody suite, from gangsters to serial killers. We’ll be splitting you off into small groups to take part in some pretty intense experiments to establish the hauntings of this oppressive Victorian lock up. What will we unearth?!…….

History of Steelhouse Lane

Built in the once slum area of Birmingham in the 1890’s, this now Grade II listed Victorian building now sits disused and eerily empty. The Birmingham Central Police Station could accommodate up to 50 detainees within its custody suite and was often described more so as a mini-prison. Notorious Cromwell Street serial killer Fred West was locked up here before his court trial and Steelhouse Lane is also well known for detaining the famous crooks, nicknamed the Peaky Blinders – known for sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps in order to blind rival gangsters.

Despite still functioning up until early 2017 within today’s modern Police force, many original Victorian features remain intact at this phenomenal site. Haunted Evenings will be spending the night in this historical Birmingham landmark to investigate who still haunts here.  Are you brave enough to join us at “The Lock Up”?!

What’s Included? “The Lock Up” Ghost Hunt Steelhouse Lane

  • Walk round with the lights on at Steelhouse Lane
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
  • Take part in our lock down experiment
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
  • Complimentary light snacks

Event Dates Available…

Event times | 8.00pm -1.00am
Arrival times | From 8.00pm

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Full Price: £40.00



*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Location may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties (no stairs however lots of walking required)


What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. These details will likely not be available until the week of your event and could be added as late as 48 hours before. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.

Check out all our current events at The Lock-Up

Steelhouse Lane Ghost Hunts

Check out all our current “live” events in the West Midlands area

West Midlands Ghost Hunts

Event reminder?


Give us a like and tell us you’re “Going” to this event for a Facebook reminder of when your event is coming up! Click on the Facebook button to follow us!


Additional information


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Guest Testimonials


“Last night was our first event and we loved it. The organisers were brilliant. Very professional with a great sense of humour. Will definitely book again. Thanks for a great night x” C.Phillips 03.11.19 Source:facebook

“Absolutely fantastic night. Already looking forward to meeting you guys on the next one, anzio army camp here we come!.thankyou so much” P.Purchase 03.11.19 Source:facebook

” It’s was me and my sisters first event to what a interesting night really enjoyed it Thanks everyone 👍” T.Stevens 03.11.19 Source:facebook

” Great night in a fabulous location. Thanks guys see you soon.” J.McCarthy 03.11.19 Source:facebook

“Me and my sister went really enjoyed all of it” C.Pattison 03.11.19 Source:facebook

“Really enjoyed my first ghost hunt, I just wish we could have stayed a little longer” 13.04.19 C.James Source:facebook

“Another great night of ghost hunting x” 13.04.19 J.Wolverton Source:facebook

“Really enjoyed my first investigation. Thanks 🙂 xx” 13.04.19 L.Dumbleton Source:facebook

“really good night,thank you” 13.04.19 R.Evans Source:facebook

“Thank you for a great first time experience, thoroughly enjoyed it, great evening with a great team, I will deffo be coming to other events x” L.Rollins 12.05.18 Source:Facebook

“Was an amazing night, can’t believe the message we had on the ouija board from my sister x” J.Rowley 12.05.18 Source:Facebook

“Thanks again Nat to you and the team for another great night, another one ticked off the list!! ” M.Reeves 12.05.18 Source: Facebook

Location / Map

The address for this location is:

Birmingham Central Police Station
Steelhouse Ln,
B4 6NW

Event Review



Our 6th and final Halloween Event of 2019 ended on a high at Birmingham’s old central custody block “The Lock-Up” with a Corker of an EVP, but more about that later!
So what went down at this old cell block?

During a ouija session a male spirit was connected with who gave the name Willan M and the year 1937.

In the woman’s block, vibe pods (designed to light up when movement is detected) were going crazy in the cell in the back corner, a cell we’ve had numerous experiences over our investigations. During a Human pendulum a spirit come through who lived on the land before the building existed (the area was previously the slums). In another pendulum, guests became emotional as personal connections came forward.

During free time, one group had the K2 going crazy in a few different cells and also had uncontrollable laughter in cell 23. Another guest had earlier said he felt like he hit a wall of energy when he walked in the same cell.

In the very final moments of the investigation back in the womans cell area, k2’s kicked into life and voices heard via our recorders. Listen in to the last EVP capture saying “Go on then!” when we go and bid the spirits goodnight! Listen here : The Lock-Up EVP

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our last Halloween event so enjoyable.


We made a return visit to The Lock-Up last night! Originally built in the 1890’s and with many Victorian features still present, it is now a decommissioned Custody Block associated with West Mids Police. With many cells to investigate, guests had the opportunity to have a go at a Ouija board in the holding cell and interview rooms, investigate the women’s cell area as part of a group experiment and “go it alone” in the male cell area. To check out what it’s like to take time out from the norm and sit in an old cell on a Saturday night (without committing a crime of course!) Check out the live feed over on our @hauntedevenings360 Facebook page.

So what went down at The Lock-Up on last nights Haunted Evening?!

All areas provided guests with activity of varying degrees. The female toilets of all places appeared active for one group during their kit/lone vigil time, with one female guest feeling her hair go static and an EVP that followed (albeit grainy) that backed up the feeling of not being alone.
Whilst the ouija board was tough as old police boots for some, personal connections were made during another session as were personal connections made during a couple of the group human pendulums. A very strong swaying was experienced by myself and others in the women’s block, almost like the feeling of being drunk. On review of previous investigations, it’s not the first time drunken spirits have been felt in that area (women’s block) so that was very interesting!.
EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) were captured throughout the location, some not easy to make out, some shouts, others still to be reviewed.

Thank you to all last nights guests for joining the team in a mission to experience the paranormal and thanks to team members Tara, Sarah, Rach And Louise. – Nat.
The Lock-Up is certainly a unique location to investigate, so much so our next 2 investigations at Halloween and in January have sold out. We have released an additional date in April if you fancy joining us before the Lock-Up locks up for a museum refurb! Grab a cell space here!


Last night the spirits at the Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up were made aware that anything they did maybe given as evidence! EVP’s, equipment triggering on command, a strange anomaly on a photo, responses on the ouija board, were just a few of the moments of potential evidence given by the spirits at this old Victorian Custody Block in Central Birmingham. With so many things happening, it certainly was a busy Saturday nights investigation down at the Lock-up!

Summary of events :

Front Desk Area : Guests spent time in the interview rooms, holding cell and documentation room using ouija boards to communicate with spirit. For some, sadly the glass didn’t budge whilst for most, communication was eventually achieved. In one of the interview rooms, a male spirit (law) came forward by the name of Horace who, for most of the vigil, made little to no sense other than going to the letter “B”. After a long line of questioning, Cell B7 / B4 was concluded to be where a prisoner he had connections with was being held for murder. Over in the holding cell, after much patience and calling out, another group picked up on a 6 year old orphan who spelt out 8E6 and for another group in the same area, a personal connection was made.

Main Block : Guests were armed with an abundance of paranormal kit to head off in all directions to investigate 3 floors of cells once used to hold male prisoners. Cell G2 caused unknown fluctuations in EMF (Electromagnetic fields) as has been discovered on previous investigations which could not be explained.

Womens Block : Most activity once again came from the far end of the building in what would have once held female prisoners. Equipment triggered instantly on command and activity appeared to be heightened around cells B10 to B12. Movement devises, K2’s and Rempod’s all went off throughout the evening during various group vigils. A very strange anomaly was captured by a guest (Anthony) in this area at the start of the evening that we have never seen before. Whilst we can never rule out it being a camera glitch, the anomaly appears transparent in the 3rd of 5 photos taken immediately in succession. It’s quite different to anything we’ve seen before!

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights investigation, we hope you enjoyed your time behind bars!


Last night Haunted Evenings entered “The Lock-Up”, the now disused Victorian central custody block in Birmingham for the first of our 4 events running here in 2018.
So many familiar faces joined us guest side last night for our 1st journey into the unknown here and we can’t think of a better bunch to have been locked up with! You were all brilliant!

Groups were split off to investigate the main block, female block and interview rooms throughout the evening with some interesting results unfolding as the investigation continued throughout the night. Whilst the main block seemed to be the quietest of the areas (accept for the alarm!) the women’s block kick started the night with some phenomenal experiences which continued for all 3 vigils. Guests picked up energy in 2 cells in particular, with female spirits strongly communicating through our EMF and movement devices on command. One spirit (who we believe was called Alice) even responded heavily to 1960’s music (a surreal moment playing a Sandy Shaw YouTube vid on top of a cell toilet!). Other names picked up in the same cell later was a female spirit called Margaret who proceeded to give us very strong Yes/No responses on command with our equipment. During another vigil in the female block, knocks were heard from cell 15 which were picked up, on command, via our vibepod.
During all 3 ouija sessions, the glass moved and gave our guests some fascinating moments. For some, loved ones came through producing some memorable and emotional personal moments. Other spirit names picked up throughout the event were Harry, Harold, Callum, ELB to name but a few and will certainly be interesting to see if these crop up in future investigations here.
Once again, thank you to all who attended, it was a brilliant first investigation here!

Welcome Information


Welcome to your upcoming Ghost Hunting event at “The Lock Up” (Steelhouse Lane) on Friday 17th January….

You should have received an order confirmation email at the time of placing your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. Please let us know your booking name on arrival and if possible, screenshot your order details / order number.

Please CONTACT US if your friends have booked separately so we can organise for you to be grouped together.

What time do we need to get there?

old_clockThe event is advertised at starting at approx. 8.00pm and doors will be opened at 8pm for entry. Guests arriving before 8pm will be asked to kindly wait outside to allow the team sufficient time to set-up for your event.
If you are worried you may be later than 8pm, please call us ideally between 7.30 – 8.00pm with an ETA. You can contact us directly on 07432 580583.
The event is due to finish at approximately 1 a.m

Where to park/Meet?


There is no official car park for the Steelhouse Lane Lock up venue. Some (pay & display) on-street parking is available in surrounding streets (check meter times for tariffs).

For secure parking, either the B4 Car Park (Weaman Street, Birmingham, B4 6DG) or the NCP Car Park – Royal Angus (St.Chads, Queensway, Birmingham B4 6HY) are within close walking distance. Please note car parking prices are not cheap in the area so we advise planning ahead for alternative options.

A member of the Haunted Evenings team will be waiting to greet you at the front of the property at 8pm to check you off the guest list..

What to wear/bring with you….


The event will all be held indoors and is not known to be very cold but please bring some extra warm clothing just in case. Sensible shoes are required. All guests must bring a torch for health and safety reasons.

Complimentary Drinks & Snacks…..


During the course of the evening we will be providing complimentary hot drinks, cordial, along with some complimentary light snacks. For those who think they may need something a little more substantial, you are welcome to bring your own pack up to keep fueled throughout the night!


For the enjoyment of all guests and for your own safety, please refrain from drinking prior to the event. We reserve the right to remove any guests who we believe are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any guests found to be consuming alcohol or drugs on the premises will be asked to leave immediately without exception. No refunds will be provided in either instance.


The Lock Up
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6NW
We look forward to seeing you there!