Birmingham Back to Backs

Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses

Birmingham Back to Backs

Things to see and do

Things To See and Do

Birmingham Back to Backs

What's on

Hands having a go at rag rugging

Try Our Easter Rag Rugging Workshop 

Embrace the traditional art of rag rug making with an Easter twist on one of our workshops.

Upcoming events

The Murder of Francis Crawford

Fri 07 Feb 2020
Francis Crawford has suffered an unfortunate fate, can you solve the mystery of his death?

Rag Rug Valentines Heart

Sat 08 Feb 2020
Have a go at crafting a traditional handmade decoration with a romantic twist!

Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

Thu 13 Feb 2020
Come and see court 15 in atmospheric candlelight!

Discover Rag Rugging

Sat 07 Mar 2020
Learn the art of rag rugging with our craft specialists.

The Girl from Guildford Street

Thu 12 Mar 2020
A talk from local author Gina Maddison

The Murder of Victoria Webb

Fri 20 Mar 2020
Victoria Webb has suffered an unfortunate fate, can you solve the mystery of her death?
Birmingham Back to Backs


Organise a group visit 

Enjoy a fascinating guided tour which tells the story of the ordinary people that made Birmingham an extraordinary city.

Birmingham Back to Backs

Get involved

Become a volunteer 

We're always ready to welcome new volunteers so take a look at the kind of roles we offer and how to join the team.

Birmingham Back to Backs


Birmingham Back to Backs

Our work

George Saunders

Conserving the George Saunders Collection 

Find out about some of the work behind protecting the life's work of a Birmingham based tailor

Birmingham Back to Backs

Places to stay

Ground floor of our holiday cottage

Take a break in one of our holiday cottages 

Enjoy modern comforts in a historic house that's just a stone's throw from Birmingham's attractions and train stations.