Birmingham Back to Backs

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

More about this place

Birmingham Back to Backs

Things to see and do 

Birmingham Back to Backs

What's on

John in the Brewhouse

September at the Back to Backs 

Come along to our open day and hear about the extraordinary lives of the ordinary people who called the Back to Backs home.

Upcoming events

Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

Thu 02 Nov 2017
As the nights draw in, come and experience a tour of the Back to Backs by the glow of candlelight.

Create A Christmas Rag Wreath

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Get in the festive spirit and make your own Christmas decorations using the traditional rag rug technique.
Birmingham Back to Backs


Camera club group visit standing in the courtyard

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

Jon and Tony holding signs asking you to join us

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

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.

Birmingham Back to Backs

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Birmingham Back to Backs on the National Trust Collections website