Birmingham Back to Backs

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

Birmingham Back to Backs

Things to see and do

Birmingham Back to Backs

What's on

Upcoming events

Discover Your Irish Family History - Beginners

Sat 15 Oct 2016
Are you looking at researching your Irish ancestry and not sure where to start? Then our lecture with Maggie Loughran is the perfect place to find that inspiration.

Discover your Irish family history - Advanced

Sat 15 Oct 2016
Have you started your Irish family tree? Looking for more inspiration or new avenues of research? Then our advanced lecture with Maggie Loughran is the perfect place to be.

Spooky Tours by Candlelight

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Come and hear the spooky tales of Court 15

Hook a poppy for Remembrance Day - craft workshop

Sat 12 Nov 2016
Make a Poppy with our craft experts and learn about Rag Rugging techniques

Christmas Rag Wreath Making

Sat 19 Nov 2016
Join us at the atmospheric Back to Backs to make your own Christmas Rag Rug Wreath.
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

Our work

The launch of the OakMobile in Birmingham city centre, June 2013.

A part of the local community 

See some of the ways we're involved with local people in the heart of this diverse and culturally vibrant city.

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.