National Trust - Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham

National Trust - Birmingham Back to Backs stands as the only surviving court of back-to-back houses in Birmingham. The style was popular in the city in the 19th century before most of the buildings were demolished through the 20th century. Today, take a guided tour through the courtyards and interiors of the preserved brick back-to-backs. Interiors feature furnishings from over a century ago and the sweet shop looks just like it did in the 1930s. Browse the shops for Birmingham-themed and nostalgia products and sit in on a workshop on how to make your own rag rug. You can only visit this site by guided tour, which you should book online beforehand. Put National Trust - Birmingham Back to Backs at the forefront of your travel plans using our Birmingham trip itinerary maker .
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  • Great visit...I learned so much about my city! the history ofthe place is fascinating and the guides are very knowledgable.  more »
  • I lived in a back-to-back house off Camden Street within easy walking distance of The Clock above the Museum & Art Gallery for 13 years through the 50s & early 60s so this was a step back in time to h...  more »
  • A perfect and thought provoking display, showing what life was really like, in the so called "good old days"! There are guided tours and some of the guides have amazing knowledge of life in these sort...  more »
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  • Brilliant insight into how true 'back to backs' were lived in . . . You'll never believe it! This museum is set in a square of the only original back to backs left in Birmingham. A guided tour walks you through the properties set out in a different erea in each house. Right in the middle of Birmingham just a few minutes walk from New Street train station & The Bull Ring.
  • The National Trust's best property. A truly authentic experience with superbly knowledgeable​ staff and guides. An absolute must if visiting Brum!
  • Excellent tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed though some people may struggle with the stairs
  • Brilliant visit, very interesting, amazing to think how people used to live in such conditions. Very well worth a visit.
  • Well worth seeing from both ages it has so much history of life back then.

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