Heritage Open Day

In Category

  • Joyce Green final owner of Newman Brothers

Sunday 16th September – Free guided tours every half hour from 11am until 3.30pm.

Free Guided Tours of the Coffin Works focusing on the ‘Extraordinary Women’ who make up the Newman Brothers’ story. Visit our ‘time capsule’ factory and experience how this Jewellery Quarter firm once produced some of the world’s finest coffin furniture.

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 Churchill, Chamberlain and the Queen Mother, amongst many others.

Travel back in time a few decades to experience how Newman Brothers operated during its heyday. You will enter a time capsule where the music of the 60s is piped into the building, mingled with the industrial sounds of a working factory.

This year Heritage Open Days are celebrating ‘Extraordinary Women’ and the history of Newman Brothers is full of those, so we’ll be highlighting their stories during our tours all day! Come along and learn about Joyce Green, Dolly Dunsby and so many more.

Tours last around 1 hour and 15 minutes There is always an extremely high demand for tours on Heritage Open day, we run tours every 30 minutes rather than hourly to help with this, but places are limited to 15 per tour due to the nature of the site. Pre-booking as far in advance as possible is strongly advised because tours are always fully booked on the day.

Email newmanbrothers@coffinworks.org or call 0121 233 4790 now to book, online tickets available through Eventbrite from August 1st.

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