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Birmingham Back to Backs

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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
+44 121 666 7671
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Reviewed today

took my mom for her birthday and we both enjoyed it very much, guide was interesting and group shared lots of memories

Thank jill c
Reviewed today

We had an excellent tour with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, who gave us a taste of life in the back-to-backs. The exhibition was also very informative, and the staff very helpful with organising our visit.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed today

This is a museum of the life in Birmingham Back to backs from 1840 to present day.It was fascinating to look at the well preserved rooms from the old times.We felt as if we were a part of the families that lived there, and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really, really interesting and engaging visit here. A two hour long guided tour by Jane was just fantastic. Pitched at exactly the right point for families and adults alike, with plenty of history but some good light-hearted moments. Interacted brilliantly with our teenagers, who said...More

Thank SteveM999_12
NTBacktoBacks, Visitor Experience Officer at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for such lovely comments- we're really pleased that everyone in your family enjoyed it! I will certainly pass these lovely comments onto Jane Isobel, Birmingham Back to Backs

Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and informative tour – do book ahead – a stone-throw/few minutes walk from the city centre. NT have done a wonderful job in restoring and retaining this unique set of properties. As we finished the tour, coal/coke was being delivered by the traditional...More

Thank NorthernTramps3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited last week, our second time. An excellent guide, Wesley, took us round and kept us enthralled with his information, humour and faultless delivery, enhanced by the fact that he had lived in a similar back-to-back in Birmingham as a child. If you have not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was great to see as my dear dad lived in the back to backs as a little boy and so did my mom and family. It is like stepping back in time and cannot believe how small theses houses were but what a community...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a tour today round the back to back houses today, Geoff the tour guide did a real good job explaining what it was like in these houses through the different times and showing us the history of some of the people that lived in...More

2  Thank mprice684
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the Back to Backs with my daughter who lives in Birmingham, after reading about it on Trip Advisor. What an eye opening experience! Our tour guide, John, was so knowledgeable, personally and funny. He brought the past to life! Seeing the cramped, unhygienic...More

1  Thank jillpowersgolden
NTBacktoBacks, Visitor Experience Officer at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are really proud of the way that our tour guides bring the past to life and I will be sure to pass on this feedback to John. We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit! Isobel, Birmingham Back to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of the back to backs yesterday, John was so informative and had lots of great stories from his time as a tour guide. We really enjoyed seeing all the different houses and the way they’re set up to represent different...More

1  Thank LPowers5
NTBacktoBacks, Visitor Experience Officer at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback- We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit! I'll pass on your lovely comments to John. Isobel, Birmingham Back to Backs

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Lee S
September 12, 2018|
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Response from platpeeps | Reviewed this property |
I reckon it lasts for about 90 minutes. But you must book before you go.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Jt1945 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that it would probably not be suitable. Steep stair and narrow stairs would nee very difficult.
December 17, 2017|
Response from Ronin78 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the opening hours but you can only go round on an organised your which is best pre booked