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

The Murder of Charles Lane

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Charles Lane has suffered an unfortunate fate, can you solve the mystery of his death?

Create an Easter Rag Wreath

Sat 13 Apr 2019
Join us at the atmospheric Back to Backs to make your own Easter themed Rag Wreath.

The Murder of Alice Joiner

Fri 03 May 2019
There's been a murder at the Back to Backs, can you help solve the mystery?

Discover Rag Rugging

Sat 18 May 2019
Learn the art of rag rugging with our craft specialists.

Discover your Irish Family History

Thu 06 Jun 2019
Spend an evening tracing your Irish Family History with our expert Maggie Loughran.

Conservation in Action Workshop

Mon 10 Jun 2019
Come along and spend a couple of hours with our fantastic conservation team!
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.

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