How to book your visit to the Birmingham Back to Backs

A tour group with one of our tour guides

If you wish to visit the Midlands’ last example of Back to Back housing, you will need to book a tour, as experiencing the Birmingham Back to Backs is only possible with a tour guide.

Booking in advance is essential to avoid any disappointment. We always suggest calling at least a week ahead of your planned visit to ensure a space on one of our tours.

To book your visit, please call our booking line on 0121 666 7671.

Booking line opening times are:
Tuesday - Friday: 10.30am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 1pm

If you are planning on visiting us within 3 days of today’s date, it's best to give us a call as spaces will be limited.
If you want to visit us a little further in advance, and our booking line is busy, you can now send us an email request and a member of our booking line team will call you to arrange your visit.

To send an email request, send the following details to backtobacks@nationaltrust.org.uk;

Your name:
Date of booking (please give one week’s notice):
Start time desired (Tue-Thur: 1pm-3pm; Fri-Sun: 10am-3pm):
Number of visitors (inc children):
Telephone number (preferably a mobile):

We will try to contact you within 3 days of receiving your email. If you do not include a contact telephone number, there may be a delay in processing your request. 
If you do send an email, please allow us time to repsond to your request before calling the booking line or emailing again as this can lead to duplicate bookings.

Important information:

Tours last between an hour and a quarter and an hour and a half, and run approximately every 15 minutes.
Please allow two hours to enjoy the full Back to Backs experience.

The Back to Backs have a total of 8 flights of steep, narrow and spiral staircases, so appropriate footwear is advised.
In the event that a member of your party are unable to manage the stairs, we are able to offer a Ground Floor Tour which can be discussed while booking. 

Please note that if you send an email request, your booking has not been confirmed until you have received communication from us.


For groups larger than 8, special arrangements will need to be made. Please call the booking line, or email the details of your group to begin the booking process.
If you are an education group and interested in our KS1 and KS2 workshops, please call 0121 622 2442 and ask for our education officer.