Birmingham Back to Backs

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

Birmingham Back to Backs

Things to see and do 

Candies Sweet Shop 

The Back to Backs has an unique 1930s sweet shop that you really shouldn't miss.

Birmingham Back to Backs

What's on

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

Upcoming events

Christmas in the Courtyard

Sun 08 Dec 2019
Experience Court 15 in all its festive glory!

Christmas Rag Wreath- Additional PM Tickets

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Get in the festive spirit and make your own Christmas decorations using the traditional rag rug technique.

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.
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.

View of Birmingham city centre from Digbeth

A Brummie good place to work 

Looking for a new start, fancy working for the National Trust in Birmingham? We're recruiting for a number of new roles.

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