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 Albert Becker

Fri 16 Aug 2019
There's been a murder at the Back to Backs, can you help solve the mystery?

Discover Rag Rugging

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Learn the art of rag rugging with our craft specialists.

The Murder of Michael O'Malley

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Michael O' Malley has suffered an unfortunate fate, can you solve the mystery of his death?

Discover Your British Family History

Sat 28 Sep 2019
Discover how to delve back further into your British family history with the help and guidance of our genealogy specialist.

Autumn Tweed Rag Rugging

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Learn the art of rag rugging with our craft specialists.

Create a Christmas Rag Wreath

Sat 16 Nov 2019
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.

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