Birmingham Back to Backs

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Birmingham Back to Backs
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Fred S
Dudley, UK8 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
As someone who was born in a back to back house in Saltley in 1960 I was really looking forward to this. It didn't disappoint. The grinding poverty was there for all to see.Ours wasn't a courtyard but a toilet block about 100 yards from our house which we shared with the family who had the front half of the house. We had mice, lice, and bedbugs and taking our weekly bath meant a walk to the local public baths where I would share a bath with siblings and the smell of carbolic soap was all consuming. Our guide (Nigel I think) did a brilliant job of guiding us through the eras.It's fantastic that the NT stepped in to preserve the last back to backs in Brum and hopefully they will stand for another 150 years
Written 18 May 2022
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Sheila H
Birmingham, UK25 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
The Birmingham Back to Backs is a favourite destination of ours to take visitors. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the houses set in different eras. Local history was brought to life by our knowledgeable and engaging tour guide Kay. We loved the story of the two lodgers who shared a bed but may not have previously known each other!!! You will have to visit to find out more details!
Although we have visited many times we learn something new each time thanks to the enthusiastic volunteers. Thank you all for a fabulous visit.
Written 3 May 2022
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Brynnen R
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom42 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Visiting the Back to Backs has been top of our list since moving to the Midlands. Our tour guide Dave was very engaging, his knowledge and passion having lived in a back to back as a child and been involved in the project since it’s start shone through. The tour lasted 75 minutes and was thoroughly interesting from the Jewish family to the bespoke tailor. We’ll definitely be back when we have visitors.
Written 18 April 2022
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nicholas t
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Brilliant really enjoyed it our tour guide Jeremy was great he made it very enjoyable with a few laughs and very informative, would definitely recommend the back to back houses.👍⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Written 18 April 2022
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Mayhem
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Thank you Carl for guiding us round the houses and sharing your knowledge. We had a fab time, enjoyed every minute.
Written 17 April 2022
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littlegreenfairy
solihull59 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Gusunders, babies, brew houses and brummies
Absolutely brilliant piece of history in the heart of Birmingham. So interesting and John our tour guide was so informative.
Written 17 April 2022
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SonayS
London, UK30 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
David our guide was so passionate about the back to backs having lived in one himself as a child, and we can’t quite believe that he is 83 (sorry David!)

Really fascinating history, made our trip to Birmingham complete - thanks David
Written 14 April 2022
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Gaznlou
Rugby, UK19 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
John who was the guide was informative and interactive. Was amazing to see how people lived but John brought the stories to life. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written 11 April 2022
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MissMez
82 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide was very informative and colorful, really helped our group understand what it must have been like to live here. The flats, WCs and washroom are meticulously restored to look as they would have in the 19th and 20th centuries. Be sure to book in advance, tour groups are limited in size because the rooms are quite small.
Written 10 April 2022
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Jyoti Smith
Birmingham, UK106 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
My husband and i attended the ground tour / virtual tour at the Birmingham back to backs. Its something we wanted to do for a while. The great things about this place is that all the buildings are original which makes it truly authentic. You actually are taking a step back into the history of Birmingham.

Our tour guide David was brilliant and very informative, was able to answers all questions with knowledge.

As a wheelchair user the grounds are accessible, all doors are perfect fit for a standard size wheelchairs so thats brilliant.

If you love history, this is definitely a place to go
Written 10 April 2022
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