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.

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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

Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

Fri 23 Nov 2018
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 24 Nov 2018
Get in the festive spirit and make your own Christmas decorations using the traditional rag rug technique.

The Murder of Michael O'Malley

Sat 08 Dec 2018
A suspicious death has occurred at the Back to Backs, can you help solve the mystery?

Christmas in the Courtyard

Thu 13 Dec 2018
Get in the festive spirit with Christmas activities at the Back to Backs

Rag Rug Valentines Heart

Sat 09 Feb 2019
Have a go at crafting a traditional handmade decoration with a romantic twist.

Candlelight Tours

Tue 05 Mar 2019
Come and experience the atmospheric candlelight tours of the Back to Backs.
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