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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, John, made these homes come to life. He is a proud Brummy with a vast knowledge of the city's history. The one and a half hour tour seemed to fly by in no time. The National Trust have done a brilliant thing here...More

1  Thank deborah t
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the rare few national trust properties where you can actually sit down on the chairs and take a closer look at the collections/display! I honestly appreciate that. Kids were allowed to try on the bygone toys in the courtyard, which gave...More

1  Thank ribena66
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in local history this is a really interesting place to visit - beautifully preserved, giving a real taste of what life would have been like in those days.

Thank Davedarcy133
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is just like stepping into a time capsule to see what life was like for many people, some of whom are still alive to tell you about it, in fact our guide spent his early years in such a property. Having said that, I...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've lived in Birmingham all my life and this is somewhere I've always meant to visit but never got round to. A recent trip to the theatre next door provided the perfect excuse to book a visit to fill some time before our show started...More

Thank Stacey I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out with my family. Good guides who are able to answer every question. A real trip back in time worth remembering.

1  Thank hamsterino
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Back to Back housing a little nervous with two young teenagers. But they loved it, our guide kept them engaged and interested. They were full of questions and loved it. What an amazing glimpse into the past. The staff are all...More

Thank Happymujer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unlike other commentators we found booking easy and the staff were very helpful and there was a xhikdren's event going on. The properties themselves show what life would be like during different periods in their history. -with the exception that there is no smell of...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited twice, enjoyable for all of the family. Sensibly priced. Very interesting to see how the houses evolved and how the occupants lived. Highly recommended.

Thank davidpI9406XE
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took a group of people to tour the Back to Backs as part of our preparation for performing a WW1 play. I'd spotted the sign from the window of a coach when I was visiting the Hippodrome. What an amazing place! It's a bit...More

1  Thank Alison U
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Emma844
19 June 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.
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OptimistWestSussex
17 December 2017|
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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
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Annette S
29 November 2017|
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Response from Frederik R | Reviewed this property |
We just walked there. There is also possibility to go by bus (dont know exact number).
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