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Birmingham Back to Backs

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Reviewed today via mobile

Had an excellent tour with my mom and sister led by tour guide John. He was amusing, told fantastic stories and was very knowledgeable. He made the tour even more interesting and I learnt some new things. Thanks John for a wonderful time. From the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went as part of a small group and with Jeff our guide, it was an excellent afternoon. Thanks to the National Trust for ensuring a vital part of Birminghams Social History remains and is accessable to all. Some of the pictures, names and events weere...More

1  Thank mjp5
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to comment we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Jeff was brilliant, he was good fun and full of knowledge. Had a really enjoyable afternoon. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank louise g
NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the review and the recommendation. Jeff has been tour guiding here for some years now and he really know his stuff.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went with friends who are not from this area so unfamiliar with this type of housing. It's well worth a visit - very interesting with lots to see. Many original articles, presumably donated. Very informative/knowledgeable guides. Only potential problem is the stairs are rather...More

Thank NasusWM
NTBacktoBacks, Visitor Experience Officer at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit! We do offer a ground floor tour as well if you ever fancy visiting again but don't want to do the stairs!

Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic piece of history where you get such a great insight into life in Birmingham all those years ago. My wife and I really enjoyed this visit, it was well worth finding. Our tour guide was a great character and full of all the...More

Thank sjgviper
NTBacktoBacks, Visitor Experience Officer at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and for recommending us to other visitors! We are very proud to be looking after and sharing such an important part of Brummie History.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed, everyone living in Birmingham should visit, the Back to Backs are an important part of Birminghams history that we should all be aware of. it is quite humbling to see how people lived, my own husband, still alive, lived in one...More

Thank Glenis S
NTBacktoBacks, Manager at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Glenis Thank you fro taking the time to make comment. Your words sum up the feeling by a great number of our visitors. We hope you will visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

When I booked these tickets, I did not expect to have such a fantastic experience. The tickets were modestly priced at £14 each, which for an evening candle light tour I thought was very reasonable. Especially when the tour last around 2 hours 15 minutes;...More

Thank CulturedCathy89
NTBacktoBacks, Manager at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you very much for you kind words We pride ourselves in ensuring a top class visitor experience for all our visitors. I will certainly be passing on your comments to Des Kelly who is one of our volunteers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the recent candlelit tour and found it excellent. We discovered lots of things about life and living between 1800 and the present day. I must give praise to Geoff (despite my name being Jeff, correctly spelt haha) and the rest of the...More

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NTBacktoBacks, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

Sounds as though you really enjoyed the tour and learnt at lot. Thank you for taking the time and effort to comment, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my mum here today and had a wonderful tour with Tony Skelton. Tour started at 10.15 and we were finished at 12. Tony was very knowledgable and captivating with lots of interesting stories - I could have stayed all day! Will definitely be...More

Thank Lulu1029384756
NTBacktoBacks, Barbara, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are always please to have comments on our great guides, thank you. We look forward to seeing you and your mum in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit today, Jeff the guide was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting facts, and answered any questions the group had. Definitely worth a visit.

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NTBacktoBacks, Barbara, Volunteer Administrator at Birmingham Back to Backs, responded to this reviewResponded today

Pleased you enjoyed you visit to Backs to Backs and we hope to see you again

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Lulu1029384756
5 November 2018|
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Response from NTBacktoBacks | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. For the morning slot our first tour is usually 10:15. On a Sunday it is generally 10:30. Please let us know if you have any further questions
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Lee S
13 September 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.
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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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