Coffin Works

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Opening Times

We are open Thursday to Sunday.

CLOCKING IN MACHINEFrom FRIDAY to SUNDAY: Doors open 10.45am and close at 4pm. We run one guided tour a day at 11am, followed by self-guided entry on the half hour from 12pm to 3pm.

On THURSDAYS: Doors open 10.45am for GUIDED TOURS ONLY at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. 

Maximum 12 people per guided tour or self-guided time slot to enable social distancing.

You have access to the same areas of the museum, the same machinery demonstrations and the knowledge from our fantastic Room Enablers on a self-guided slot as a guided tour, but you can go more at your own pace and interact with the volunteers as much as you like.


Please book in advance online through ArtTickets (no booking fees). Please note that online booking closes at 9am on the day.

Click on the ticket icon to book now.


Please note that while we will always endeavour to offer self-guided visits as advertised on our website and leaflet, this is subject to change at short notice due to volunteer availability. On the day of visiting, this may mean that we offer you a guided tour instead of a self-guided visit. We appreciate your understanding and our commitment to delivering excellent customer service means that you will always receive the best visitor experience possible.


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Guided Tours

Guided tours are available:

Thursdays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Friday to Sunday at 11am only.


There are just 12 slots per tour so please book your tickets in advance through ArtTickets.

See what other people say on Trip Advisor about our tours here.


gift aidAdmission Prices

Guided Tour:

With Gift Aid: £11.00 per person

Standard Price: £10.00 per person

Self-guided entry (Friday-Sunday, 12pm-3pm):

With Gift Aid: Adult £9.35, Concession* £8.25, Child (5-16) £4.95, Child (under 5) FREE, Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £16.50, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £25.30

Standard Price: Adult £8.50, Concession* £7.50, Child (5-16) £4.50, Child (under 5) FREE, Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £15.00, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £23.00.

Coffin Works’ Member FREE

Birmingham Conservation Trust Supporter FREE (Find out more about our Supporters Group or sign up HERE.)

* Concession rates apply to over 60s and students. Disabled visitors pay standard adult/child price but can bring a free carer/personal assistant.

Travelling by Train?

Get 2 for 1 on Adult self-guided tickets when you present a valid train ticket (discount applies for day of travel only).

This offer must be pre-booked in advance via the Network Rail website here.

Travelling by bus?

Using a senior bus pass? You can also get free tea and biscuits when you show a valid pass thanks to National Express Bus Senior Benefits!

family shotFamily Visitors

We love our family visitors! You will learn all about how things were made, packaged and sold and find out about the fascinating characters that worked here. During the holidays check out our activities in the What’s On section.



ramped accessAccess

Newman Brothers is accessible, with disabled parking located directly outside, a courtyard ramp, accessible toilets and a lift giving access to all floors.

Assistance Dogs are welcome.

We offer a free digital guidebook which has British Sign Language interpretation, audio and sub-titles.

We also offer an Autistic-friendly Relaxed Experience by special arrangement.

To help you plan and prepare for your visit please see our Access page.

logo-ibsFrom out of town?

If you need somewhere to stay when you are visiting Birmingham, we’ve got just the place! Just around the corner, and with some rooms even overlooking our courtyard, we have negotiated a corporate rate for our visitors at the Ibis Styles Hotel on Lionel Street. This is an 8% discount for Coffin Works visitors on the usual price for the date of your stay.

Book on-line using our negotiated rate by clicking HERE and entering hotel code 9130! Please note; you can also call the hotel directly on 0121 200 1900 and quote Company code: SCP462851 Access code: NE367GB177.

outside CWHow to find us

With excellent transport links and a central city-centre location, we are only a short walk from bus stops, train stations and car parks. For more details about walking from the train stations or driving in from the M6 and M5, please see our Directions and Parking page.

Address: 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP

More details about finding us!

Please be aware that the road diversions due to the Paradise development will have an affect on Fleet Street. Information and maps are provided on Please leave enough time to get to us if you are driving or using the buses!

Find us on Google Maps

The Jewellery Quarter Making a day of it?

There is so much to see and do in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, so why not make a day of it!

There are museums, art galleries, Victorian cemeteries, heritage attractions, incredible architecture, plus a thriving retail area and spirited bars and restaurants. All within 1 kilometre².

We have put together some useful information to help you plan your visit, including some day itineraries. Visit HERE for details and also links to other information providers in the Jewellery Quarter.


Staying a while in the city? 

Why not venture outside the Jewellery Quarter and visit some of Birmingham’s incredible heritage buildings, museums and attractions full of history, not just in the centre but in other areas of our fabulous city. There are also bus tours, walking tours and other ways of sight seeing in Birmingham. The best place to start is by looking at the Birmingham Heritage Forum website.

You can download their latest leaflet here. 

Have fun exploring!

This slice of Birmingham’s industrial heritage was preserved by Birmingham Conservation Trust.

Get a flavour of the museum, its collection and our friendly and fun-loving volunteers by visiting our Photo Gallery. Alternatively, click on this link to hear about Newman Brothers, in this podcast. 

Watch our appearance on Antiques Road Trip to get a flavour of what we’re all about:

Victorian Mourning from BirminghamCT/Garbi on Vimeo.