Coffin Works
Speciality Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Victorian Coffin Fittings factory, restored by Birmingham Conservation Trust and opened as a museum in October 2014. The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day basis, producing some of the world's finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.
1-2 hours
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Harper Jones
Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), UK
Mar 2020

Charlotte F
Birmingham, UK
Nov 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I will let Cornelius know you enjoyed his tour!

Oct 2019
Thank you for your review! We are hoping to welcome visitors to our museum again soon so keep and eye on our website and social media.

Norwich, UK
Aug 2020 • Friends
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we have had to place all but one of our four staff members of furlough since March, and this has resulted in one person doing four peoples' jobs remotely and under very difficult circumstances, while trying to preserve the museum and ensure it can open again. During this period we have never advertised that we were open, but as we have not been in the building, we have been unable to update signs and phone messages. I apologise for the inconvenience caused, but we're disappointed that you didn't try to email us either before, or after your visit, to provide us with the opportunity to address your questions and complaints before putting it on this public forum. Our business relies on goodwill more than ever and we would hope for understanding during a very trying period. We are pleased to say that we will be reopening next month, largely as a result of the hard work of this staff member. We appreciate that we are in the minority here, as many small sites are struggling to reopen and are having to unfortunately make redundancies. We'd very much like to invite you to visit once we open our doors on 30th October. Our online booking system will be made 'live' once again on 30th September, and although you're not local to Birmingham, we would like you to experience the museum. If you ever have any trouble booking, please feel free to contact me personally using or via Best wishes and stay safe, Sarah

Jan 2020 • Family

Devon, UK
Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review us, Jude, especially during our closed period. We hope to see you back at the Coffin Works in the near future, once we reopen. Until then, stay safe. Thanks, Sarah

Nottingham, UK
Mar 2020

Helen G
Huntingdon, UK
Mar 2020

Marie A
Bordeaux, France
Mar 2020 • Couples
Hello Marie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, our tour guides are brilliant and all volunteers! Its good to see their hard work recognised. Come visit us again soon!

Siddique Hussain
Birmingham, UK
Apr 2019

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Coffin Works is open:
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM