Birmingham Back to Backs celebrates its 10th Birthday

Birmingham’s number one tourist attraction* turns ten on
24 July

As part of the Back to Backs celebrations, there will be an exhibition running during July and August, ‘How time travel was made possible’ shows how these dilapidated houses were transformed in to the popular visitor attraction where the stories of the inhabitants of Court 15 can be told.

The search is also on to find new volunteers to join the team and open day will take place on Monday 30 June 2014 from 2pm to 4pm, where people can find out more.

The National Trust opened the Back to Backs on Hurst Street, Birmingham on 24 July 2004 after these unique houses were saved from the bulldozers by the Birmingham Conservation Trust.

The Birmingham Conservation Trust’s hard work has allowed the National Trust to offer visitors the chance to learn about the city’s fascinating history from the perspective of the ordinary people who lived and worked in the courtyard.

Over the past ten years the Back to Backs has been in the top ten visitor attractions in Birmingham, welcoming over 300,000 visitors into its cosy courtyard.

Over 80 volunteer guides deliver around 90 of tours per week for local, national and international visitors.

The volunteer team will enjoy a special birthday celebration on Sunday 20 July when the property will be closed to the public.

*TripAdvisor, April 2014

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