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 Rag Rugging

Sat 24 Sep 2016
Join our craft experts and discover the traditional craft of rag rugging.
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.