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    • Qype User Fandan…
    • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 2 friends
    • 24 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    An atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham the city it is today. On a fascinating guided tour, we stepped back in time at Birmingham's last surviving court of back to backs. These houses were built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard.

    Moving from the 1840s through to the 1970s, we discovered 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

    I would certainly recommend the guided tour which brings the houses and characters to life.

    Make yourself at home, warm up by the fire and make sure you visit the adjoining sweet shop for even more nostalgia.

    • Qype User cheryl…
    • Birmingham, West Midlands
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    • 51 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    Really facinating!! The tour takes you around these tiny houses and the guide gives you all sorts of info. You can touch the stuff too, so its not so museum like. The yard has the old toilets and wash house and then there is a little discovery centre type thing inside. There is also an old sweet shop which is open to anyone. There are some steep steps and low ceilings. Very interesting and well worth a visit. There is something available for those who cant do the steps.

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