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    VISIT NEWMAN BROTHERS

     

    A historic Jewellery Quarter factory

    brought back to life

     

    Open Wednesday to Sunday – 10.45am to 3pm

     

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    WHAT’S ON AT THE COFFIN WORKS 

    Free Admission to Exhibitions.

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Step back in time

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.

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Visit Newman Brothers

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.

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Learn

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.

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Volunteer

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.

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What’s On

Join us at one of our special events and exhibitions. The factory provides an atmospheric backdrop to a range of activities.

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Newman Brothers’ History

Newman Brothers was established in 1882 by Alfred and Edwin Newman. It is a fascinating story of over 100 years of the firm.

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Collections & Research

The Newman Brothers’ collection is both extensive and unique, contributing to our understanding of the changing attitudes to death.

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What’s On

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.


 

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Hire

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.

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Blog

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news about Newman Brothers' events, collections research, and catch up on past project progress.


 

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CONNECT WITH US

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

Twitter: @coffinworks

Facebook: /thecoffinworks

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

Find Us

We are 5 mins' walk from Birmingham city centre, at the edge of the Jewellery Quarter. Our Address is 13-15 Fleet Street, B3 1JP. Visit www.coffinworks.org/directions for more details about getting to us and parking.

How to find us