Historic Properties: City Centre (Southside)
Birmingham Back to Backs
55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham. B5 4TE • (0121) 666 7671
Carefully restored, an atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses. Take a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. Admission to the Back to Backs is by guided tour only. The Sweet Shop is open to all.
On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham's last surviving court of back to backs; houses built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard.
Moving from the 1840s through to the 1970s, discover the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work. With fires alight in the grates, and sounds and smells from the past, experience an evocative and intimate insight into life at the Back to Backs.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open for guided tours only which you have to pre-book. If you have a date in mind please book at least a week in advance by telephone (11am and 3pm) or by email through the website.
Advance booking required.
Located to the south of the city centre on the corner of Hurst Street and Inge Street.
Birmingham New Street railway station: Ten minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Birmingham Back to Backs, 55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham. B5 4TE • (0121) 666 7671
Attraction Operator: National Trust
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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