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Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Birmingham Back to Backs

  • 55–63 Hurst St. Map It

Updated 05/29/2014

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Of the 20,000 courts of back-to-back houses (constructed around a courtyard and thus backing onto each other) built in the 19th century for the city's expanding working-class population, this is the only survivor. Three houses tell the stories of families, headed by a watchmaker, a locksmith, and a glassworker, who lived here between the 1840s and the 1930s. A few houses are available for overnight stays. Admission is by timed ticket, booked in advance; allow one hour

for the tour and be prepared for steep stairs.

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55–63 Hurst St., Birmingham, B5 4TE, England

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Sight Details:

  • £7.50 (booking essential)
  • Feb.–mid-July and Sept.–mid-Dec., Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Tues.–Thurs. 1–5; mid.-July–Aug., Tues.–Sun., 10–5. Also public holidays 10–5 (but closed next day)

Updated 05/29/2014


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