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

Heritage Open Days- Second City Executions

Wed 18 Sep 2019
Enjoy a gruesome evening at the Back to Backs exploring a darker side of Birmingham's history!

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.

Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

Thu 03 Oct 2019
Come and see court 15 in atmospheric candlelight!

Back to Back Murders: The Murder of Charlie Chaplin

Sun 13 Oct 2019
Spend an evening in the Back to Backs courtyard with some true comedy heroes. Part of Birmingham Comedy Festival, Friday 4to Sunday 13 October 2019. For more information, see:

Autumn Tweed Rag Rugging

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Learn the art of rag rugging with our craft specialists.
Birmingham Back to Backs


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

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