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Coffin Works

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13-15 Fleet Street | Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1JP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A captivating tour by the knowledgeable Leigh around the workshops of another survival from Birmingham's industrial past. Visited during the 2019 Heritage Week.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank grandmother702017
JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for visiting on Heritage Open Day and for leaving this review! I'm going to send Leigh an email so he can see this too.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting tour with very knowledgeable guide who made it very relevant with tales of those who had worked there. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hazel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting tour but it concentrated more on the people that worked there, rather than what was produced. A little more information on production especially on the sewing aspect would have helped. Having said that it is a tour with a difference.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debbie A
JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Debbie, we are glad that you enjoyed the tour but we are sorry that you felt you didn't get enough information about production. All our tour guides have their own favourite parts of the factory and stories to tell, depending on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable visit. From the time we 'clocked in' until the time we 'clocked out' Very informative guides and fascinating to see how little the manufacturing process changed over the period of operation. It makes you realise and appreciate how many Victorian...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PatrickK1704
JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review Patrick, we're really glad you enjoyed the tour and learning about how the factory operated and changed. We'll pass your feedback on to the guides!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating factory tour, You get a Victorian perspective on death and also on life as your guide leads you round what was once a flourishing business. My sister and I were in Birmingham for a couple of days on a family get-together, She didn't want...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review Margaret, and thank you to both you and your sister for visiting. I'm so pleased that you were able to persuade her to join you, and that it exceeded her expectations. Reviews like this always make us smile,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second time visiting the Coffin Works, each time with a different tour guide and a bit of a different twist to the story. The staff are lovely, tours are absolute class, and it's super interesting to learn about the history behind the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KaskaNowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having worked in a museum as a tour guide, I can say that both the Coffin Works Museum and the tour guide Heather are exactly what any visitor to Birmingham could want. She provided an amazing social history of the business, as well as describing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cora L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on a last minute trip to Birmingham and always try to find something a bit off the main track to do: The Coffin Works did not let us down! We were welcomed from the minute we walked through the doors and even the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review Sasha, we're really glad you found the Coffin Works on your visit to the city and that you enjoyed your time here! Cornellius will be in tomorrow, so I'll make sure he sees this.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent heritage museum tucked away in the centre of Birmingham. Run by people who are passionate about the building and the people who worked there. Lots to see and brought to life by a gentleman called Cornelius who was full of interesting facts and information...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Poppy, we are really glad you visited and enjoyed your tour. I'll make sure Cornellius sees your review - he loves to hear that visitors enjoyed his stories!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon at the Coffinworks, a hidden gem which highlights a fascinating bit of Birmingham heritage. Special thanks goes to the volunteers who really made the trip - David B, Howard and Adam in particular! Would recommend doing a guided tour as it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Katie - I'm going to make sure all the volunteers, especially David, Howard and Adam see this! We are extremely lucky to have such brilliant volunteers, both as our tour guides and also on reception welcoming visitors to...More

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Alessandra A
December 13, 2018|
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Response from KatKent1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'm sorry but I have only just picked up your question. I can't remember the exact website I used as I just googled things to do in Birmingham and found the Coffin Works on it.
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SMBSLT
July 19, 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the admission charge is £6.60 and the visit is a guided tour only which should be pre booked, there isn't much of a shop .
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I am fortunate enough to have an imaginative daughter who puts some thought into taking me somewhere different for Mothers Day. I had an excellent time - much better than all those mothers who got an overpriced bunch of... More
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