Back to Backs Birmingham

Back to Backs Birmingham

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Back to Backs Birmingham review

Back to Backs Birmingham is a National Trust property located in the city centre of Birmingham. They are the city’s last surviving court of back-to-back houses. The houses have been preserved as examples of the thousands of similar houses that were built at the time around shared courtyards.

The 19th-century courtyard has been carefully restored and visits are by pre-booked guided tour only. On your tour, you will meet characters from the 1940s up to the 1970s. You will discover the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work.

You can see Mr Levi’s bedroom-turned-workshop, Mrs Oldfield’s mealtime kitchen and peek inside George Saunder’s tailor shop. You will experience sounds and smells from the past on this evocative tour. Tours last for an hour and a half.

FAQ and Further Information Back to Backs Birmingham

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Guided tours of the last surviving Back to Back houses in Birmingham. There are toilets.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, or Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, for members of the National Trust although you must still book. Non-members Mid-range – Adult standard tour £10, children £5, under 5s are free, and family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby, charges apply.

When are they open?

Back to Backs Birmingham tours run Tuesday – Sunday for most of the yearu003cstrongu003e.u003c/strongu003e For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only registered assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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