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Birmingham & West Midlands

Birmingham Back to Backs

Experience 200 years of working people's lives in the heart of Birmingham.

55-63 Hurst Street/50-54 Inge Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TE

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Photo shows terraced frontages on a corner in the middle of busy Birmingham.

Important notice

Please note, all visits to the Back to Backs must be booked in advance and are by guided tour only. Tickets are released every Thursday.

Planning your visit

Interior view of working people's houses at Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands

Events at Birmingham Back to Backs 

See our upcoming events, including special tours and talks.

Volunteers and guests at Birmingham Back Backs, West Midlands

Booking your visit to Birmingham Back to Backs 

Birmingham Back to Backs are open for visits by guided tour only, book online in advance to explore the stories of Court 15.

Courtyard of Court 15, Birmingham Back to Backs

School visits to the Birmingham Back to Backs 

School visits to the Birmingham Back to Backs are a fun and interactive way to engage young minds. Find out more about our workshops.

A group of 6 volunteers stand in the Back to Backs courtyard in a group. They are smiling at the camera and are all wearing old fashioned aprons.

Reminiscence sessions for people with Dementia 

Join the award-winning Back in Time volunteer team from the Birmingham Back to Backs, for a group session designed to spark memory sharing in those with mild dementia.

Street-level view of the Back to Backs in Birmingham, at the corner of Inge Street and Hurst Street showing the shops and businesses at ground level with living accommodation above

Neighbourhood Passes at Birmingham Back to Backs 

If you live or work near the Birmingham Back to Backs, you, another adult and up to three children could visit us for free.

Image based on Twiggy poster with picture of Twiggy incorporated into text

Exhibition – Twiggy – The Drag Market 

In this new exhibition, follow Twiggy’s journey from inspired shop assistant in the early 1980s at the well-loved Birmingham punk shop Kahn and Bell, to the powerhouse of flamboyance they are today, defying boundaries of gender and stereotype.

A fire is alight in the range and a kettle hangs over it. Clothes are drying on the side of the fire grate and two chairs are placed in front of it. A rag rug sits on the floor in the middle of the chairs. The bouse is decorated in a 1930s style.


Help preserve working-class history at the Birmingham Back to Backs. Donate today to help relight our fires and preserve these unique homes, for everyone for ever.