Education Workshops at Birmingham Back to Backs

Published : 18 Oct 2016 Last update : 11 Oct 2018

For the school age visitor, we hold workshops in 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 curriculum.

We have the following workshops:

  • Homes from the past (KS1)
  • Victorians (KS1/KS2)
  • World War One (KS2)
  • World War Two (KS2)
" 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.