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Join us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers, their contribution to Birmingham’s history and industry, but also the personal stories of how they 'made a living out of dying'.

The tour will last just over one hour. Due to social distancing, there are only eight places available.

The Coffin Works museum preserves the contents of the former Newman Brothers’ Coffin Fittings Factory. The Victorian manufactory opened on Fleet Street in 1894 and produced some of the finest coffin fittings in the world. Their reputation was such that Newman Brothers’ fittings adorned the coffins of kings, queens and prime ministers.

The factory is a rare and wonderfully preserved example of Victorian engineering.


The Coffin Works

13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JP

01212 334790


Opening times

Friday to Sunday - 11am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Our reopening model involves a guided tour at 11am and self-guided entry every half an hour from 12pm-4pm (last entry 3pm). Maximum 6 people per time slot. You will be mixing with other households unless you book the full time slot. There is a one-way sytem, social distancing rules apply and all visitors must wear masks (unless exempt).

You will recieve a booklet guide and access to a mobile tour to help you round the building, as well as our fantastic volunteer Room Enablers in each room to answer any quetions and help you engage with the building's unique history.

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