Welcome to Newman Brothers
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.
Be transported back to the factory’s heyday in the 1960s and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of factory life during this decade.
Find out more about the education packages we offer at Newman Brothers for schools and learners of all ages. Join us for additional school holiday family fun.
Join our fabulous team of volunteers and help us keep Newman Brothers alive. Share your passion for Birmingham’s heritage with visitors in a variety of roles.
Join us at one of our special events and exhibitions. The factory provides an atmospheric backdrop to a range of activities.
Newman Brothers was established in 1882 by Alfred and Edwin Newman. It is a fascinating story of over 100 years of the firm.
The Newman Brothers’ collection is both extensive and unique, contributing to our understanding of the changing attitudes to death.
At Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works we will have a public programme of events and activities as well as our factory tour experiences and school sessions. The Gallery provides artists with flexible space for temporary exhibitions and installations inspired by the Newman Brothers factory, and our fabulous Courtyard is available to host and to hire for performances and events.
We have a creative community enjoying modern workspaces in an historic setting. Click on the logos below for information about our tenants.
The Coffin Works is a grade II* listed building, with an enclosed Courtyard and meeting room. It is a unique setting for team meetings, conferences, concerts, theatre performances, corporate and private parties.
Keep up-to-date with all the latest news about Newman Brothers' events, collections research, and catch up on past project progress.
Telephone: 0121 2334790 (Newman Brothers Booking Line)
Telephone: 0121 233 4785 (Birmingham Conservation Trust Office)
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP
Please visit our Contact Us page for details on how to get in touch.
Registered Charity No. 1063124 | Company Registration No. 3380637
Trading Company No. 02396218 | VAT Registration No. 754 1150 55