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We are unfortunately closed until at least the 1st June due to guidance around Coronavirus. There is a possibility we may reopen before then but, in the meantime, you can still support us HERE by pre-booking tickets and browsing our special bundles of shop stock available to purchase online!

Opening Times

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open on bank holidays.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday.

CLOCKING IN MACHINEDoors open 10.45am. Tours on the hour at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Last entry 3pm.

Admission to the museum is by guided tours only.

Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. You are welcome to just turn up before a tour, but we advise that to avoid disappointment, you reserve a space by phone: 0121 233 4790 or by email:

You can also book and pay online through ArtTickets (there are no booking fees). Please note that online booking closes 24 hours before the tour starts. Click on the tickets to book now.



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Guided Tours

Admission to the museum is by guided tour only.
Our costumed guides will lead you around the factory where you will experience the sights, sounds and smells of factory life and hear stories about workers, owners and trade. Tours last just over 1 hour. Reserving a place on a tour by telephone, email or ArtTickets is advisable, as our tours operate on a first come, first served basis. 


See what other people say about our tours on TripAdvisor. by clicking here.

gift aidAdmission Prices

(from January 2020)

With Gift Aid
Adult £8.25, Concession* £7.15, Child (5-16) £4.95, Child (under 5) FREE,

Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £13.75, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £22

Standard prices

Adult £7.50, Concession* £6.50, Child (5-16) £4.50, Child (under 5) FREE, Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £12.50, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £20.00

Birmingham Conservation Trust Supporter FREE (sign up when you visit for unlimited visits to Newman Brothers for 12 months, plus many other benefits!) 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.

Jewellery Quarter Explorer Pass
Combine your visits to Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum and the Coffin Works to get up to 15% off!
Visit 1st museum—pay full price

Visit 2nd museum—get 10% off*
Visit 3rd museum—get 15% off*
Valid for 2 days!
*Please provide proof of your receipt(s) at listed venues, which entitles you to either 10% or 15% off your next visit within 2 days. Please note that this only guarantees you space on the next available tour. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. The Explorer Pass discounts can’t be accessed when paying through ArtTickets, instead please reserve your place by calling 0121 233 4790 or emailing

Feeling peckish?
You can visit the museum and then treat yourself to lunch at The Shakespeare Inn on Summer Row as part of our special lunch deal! Adults £15.50, Concessions £14.50, Children £9.00, see poster for full menu.

Travelling by bus?
£1.50 off adult admissions at The Coffin Works when you travel by National Express Bus. Complete the form here before you travel to take advantage of this discount.

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!


Group Visits

Please pre-book if you are visiting as a group. If you would like an exclusive tour, you will be asked to pay the equivalent of 15 tickets which is our capacity per tour.
Please be aware, members of the public may join your tour if your group numbers are lower than 15. Our Group Visit Flyer has all the details for group bookings. There is coach parking on the street opposite.
Please download our Group Visit Booking Form 2020 and send it to us with your deposit in advance of booking. Email forms to or call 0121 233 4785 for more information.

Out of Hours Evening and Daytime tours

Please get in touch if you would like to book a tour outside our usual opening hours. This might be on a Monday or Tuesday or in the evening. Min 15 people. Price £8.50 pp.
For out of hours bookings please contact Sarah on 0121 233 4785

Joint Ticket Offer with Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

We have an amazing joint ticket offer for groups of 15 people or more – visit both The Coffin Works and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter for just £11 per person! Please download the flyer and booking form for more details.

Joint Ticket Offer with The Pen Museum

And we can’t leave out the Pen Museum! Groups of 15 people or more can visit both The Coffin Works and The Pen Museum for £10.50 per person! Please download the flyer and booking form for more details.

Jewellery Quarter Cemetery Tours

Spend an hour and 45 mins exploring Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries with an experienced guide. Learn about the history of the cemeteries and the notable people buried there. Please contact Sarah Hayes on or call 0121 233 4785 for prices and availability.

family shotFamily Visitors

We love our family visitors! There are hands-on activities, dressing up and Factory Cat trails to do during the guided tours. 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.



empty factoryNot sure what to expect?

Why not watch our short preview film to get a flavour of the factory and the kind of stories and information you can expect to hear. We filmed this BEFORE we restored the factory, so you’ll get to see the building in its crumbling state too!

You can also get a flavour of the museum and the friendly people who work and volunteer there by looking at our photo gallery.

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 a 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!

How to find us

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.

We also have some offers at the museum to make your visit into a full afternoon experience! Join us on Wednesdays at 2pm for a tour, followed by tea and cake served 1960s style, with our Vintage Tea and Tour!

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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.