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 1930's sweet shop that you really shouldn't miss.

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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

The Murder of Alice Joiner

Sat 13 Oct 2018
There's been a murder at the Back to Backs, can you help solve the mystery?

Dark Tours

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Come in and hear some of the more gruesome stories of life at Court 15

Create Your Own Rag Rug

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Join our craft experts this spring and discover the traditional craft of rag rugging.

Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

Fri 02 Nov 2018
As the nights draw in, come and experience a tour of the Back to Backs by the glow of candlelight.

Discover Your Irish Family History

Sat 03 Nov 2018
Find out where your Irish family have come from with the help of our genealogy specialist.

Create A Christmas Rag Wreath

Sat 17 Nov 2018
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