Education Workshops at Birmingham Back to Backs

Published : 18 Oct 2016 Last update : 17 Sep 2019

For the school age visitor, we hold workshops on the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time.

With a team of dedicated volunteers, the Back to Backs give school children a few hours immersed in a bygone era. They have the chance to learn how children of their age would have lived. Our workshops aid classroom learning, linking directly to the KS1 and KS2 History curriculum but also providing lots of oppurtunities and stimulus for your English lessons.

We have the following workshops:

  • Homes from the past (KS1)
  • Victorians (KS1/KS2) This session is very flexible and we can tailor it to fit a wide range of studies such as:
  • Local History of Birmingham
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Comparison studies of the lives of rich and poor people
  • World War One (KS2)
  • World War Two (KS2)
  • Outreach Workshops- KS1/KS2 Victorians (Delivered in your clasroom)


Our workshops have the following charges:

National Trust Eduction Group Members : £3.50 per child

Non National Trust Education Group Members- £5 per child

Outreach sessions- £4 per child

We are part of Travel West Midlands Class Pass scheme which provides affordable travel for school groups. To find out more about how your school can benefit click here :

" Excellent child friendly, interactive and filled with active learning"
- Daylesford School

The workshops

Each workshop involves dressing up the children in clothing of the time, followed by a  fire-lighting session and a tour of the houses. During the tour, children will get a hands on look at the way they would have lived. To end the session, the children will take part in activities giving them a taste of everyday life.

If you would like more information on our workshops or would like to book one for your class, please contact our Visitor Experience Officer by email: or call 0121 622 2442.