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The Back to Backs FREE


The National Trust Back to Backs in Birmingham city centre is a carefully restored 19th century courtyard of working people's houses; the last surviving court of back to back housing in Birmingham. Four of the houses have been restored to reflect four different times - the 1840s, 1870s, 1930s and 1970s. For Heritage Open Day the ground floors of all four houses, and the courtyard itself, will be open for the public to view without the need for a pre-booked guided tour. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions. The air raid shelter in one of the cellars, normally only open during our second world war week, will also be open for viewing. Special Activities for Children/Families Details

During their visit, children can dress up and take part in wash day at the Back to Backs! Directions

Birmingham city centre, opposite the Hippodrome Theatre on the corner of Inge St and Hurst St. 10 minutes walk from New St Station. Public Transport Details

Ten mins walk from New St Station, close to city centre bus routes. Opening Times

Saturday 12th September: 1000-1700, last entry 1630 Family-friendly Toilets on Site Disabled Toilets on Site Entry fee waived Heritage Lottery Fund National Trust Key

Additional Information

All ground floors are accessible for wheelchair users, including our virtual tour room..

Saturday 1210.00AMSeptember2009-09-12T10:00:00Z2009-09-12T11:50:00Z

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The Back to Backs

Birmingham Back to Backs
55-63 Hurst Street

B5 4TE Birmingham GB

0121 666 7671

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