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.
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.
We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open on bank holidays.
Wednesday to Sunday
Doors 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment on arrival at the museum.
Please note; on the following days there may NOT be the usual public factory tour:
Saturday 10th February at 3pm, Thursday 9th August at 11am and Satursday 10th November at 3pm.
Instead, if we have bookings, we will run our monthly Relaxed experience which has been designed specifically for people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families, and suitable also for people with a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. More details HERE.
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 approximately 1 hour. Reserving a place on a tour by telephone or email is advisable, as our tours operate on a first come, first served basis.
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Download our 2016 marketing leaflet HERE or continue reading for full details.
With Gift Aid
Adult £6.60, Concession* £6.05, Child (5-16) £4.40, Child (under 5) FREE,
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £12.10, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £17.60
Adult £6.00, Concession* £5.50, Child (5-16) £4.00, Child (under 5) FREE, Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £11.00, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £16.00
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.
Wednesday is Community Day! Free admission for residents of Ladywood Ward with proof of residency / postcode (e.g. bank statement, utility bill).
* 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.
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 £13, Concessions £12, Children £8.50, 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.
There is coach parking on the street opposite.
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 £10.00 per person! Please download the flyer and booking form for more details.
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.
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.
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.
From March 2016 we will offer a Autistic-friendly Relaxed Experience.
To help you plan and prepare for your visit please see our Access page.
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.
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
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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 birmingham.gov.uk/connected Please leave enough time to get to us if you are driving or using the buses!
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 offer!
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.
Have fun exploring!
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 recently-produced podcast.