We are only a short walk from both the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. You can find us on the other side of the Ring Road, please use the crossings and take care as the road is busy.
We have bike racks in the Courtyard.
Our nearest train stations are New Street and Snow Hill. The Jewellery Quarter metro is a little bit further away.
We are a 10-minute walk from Birmingham New Street. Visitors should follow the tram line to the left as you exit the station and head up Pinfold Street. Cross Victoria Square, then Chamberlain Square, keeping Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) directly on your right as you do so. Cross over at Great Charles Street Queensway, a dual carriageway located at the rear of BMAG. From there, head straight on along Summer Row. Fleet Street is the second road on the right and you’ll find The Coffin Works just a short way down it on your right. Keep an eye out for the teal ‘MUSEUM’ banner and hanging sign.
Click this Trainline.com link to get information on train times and buy tickets to Birmingham New Street.
If travelling from Snow Hill Station, this is roughly another 10-minute walk. Leave the station and turn right on to Colmore Row. Head down that road for approximately 300 metres until you reach a crossroad with traffic lights, turn right here onto Newhall Street. Head down Newhall Street until you reach Great Charles Street Queensway (the dual carriageway). From there, head straight on, continuing along Newhall Street. Carry on walking for around 50 metres and Fleet Street is the second road on the left. The Coffin Works is located at the top end of the road on the left. Keep an eye out for the ‘MUSEUM’ banner and hanging sign.
Click this Chiltern Railways link to get information on train times and buy tickets to Birmingham Snow Hill.
Looking for cheap train tickets? Click here to see railcards, fare finder and special offers.
Don’t forget you can also get 2for1 on adult self-guided entry with National Rail Days Out Guide, follow this link to get the offer.
Please be aware, due to the Paradise development, there will be a series of road diversions in place which will have an affect on Fleet Street where we are based. Please leave yourself a little bit of extra travel time!
For information about current local diversions, please look at this website: birmingham.gov.uk/connected
From the M6 Junction 6
Leave the M6 at junction 6 and follow signs for City Centre (A38). After approximately 2 miles the road becomes elevated. Keep following the A38 and go under the tunnel (St Chad’s Circus Queensway) keeping in the left-hand lane.
As you emerge from the tunnel, filter left following signs for The International Convention Centre. DO NOT GO UNDER THE NEXT TUNNEL. Continue along Great Charles Street Queensway, stay in the right hand lane and follow the road around to the right into Summer Row. Go straight at the traffic lights, continuing down the hill to the traffic island by the UCB building, where you will turn 360 degrees.
When returning up the hill, please note the exit from the dual carriageway (B4135) left onto Fleet Street, as shown in the video below, is currently closed. Instead, continue along the dual carriageway, follow it round to the left onto Great Charles Street Queensway. At the crossroads, turn left onto Newhall Street. Take the first left onto Lionel Street. Follow the one-way system up Lionel Street, round to the right onto Summer Row and round to the right again onto Fleet Street where you will find us about 20 metres down on the right.
Please see this video which shows the route (accurate November 2018):
Take the junction 3 exit from the M5 and follow sign A456 to Birmingham West and Central. After approximately 5 miles you will pass St Chad’s Court (NHS) on your left – take the left-hand filter lane onto Monument Road (B4124) at the crossroads (there is a brown sign for the Jewellery Quarter). Follow along Monument Road until Ladywood Circus, take the 2nd exit onto A4540 (signed to Jewellery Quarter). At the next traffic island, take the 3rd exit onto Summer Hill Road (B4135). Stay on Summer Hill Road over the next island, pass the UCB building on your left.
Continue along the dual carriageway, follow it round to the left onto Great Charles Street Queensway. At the crossroads, turn left onto Newhall Street. Take the first left onto Lionel Street. Follow the one way system up Lionel Street, round to the right onto Summer Row and round to the right again onto Fleet Street where you will find us about 20 metres down on the right. Fleet Street is a one-way street.
There is on-street parking (2 hours no return) available on Fleet Street at a cost of £2.20.
In surrounding streets there is a 4 hour stay (£4.50 for 4 hours). Please be aware that the side of the street along the canal is for Permit Holders only – you will get a ticket!
On-street parking is FREE after 6pm, as well as on Sundays and on bank holidays.
The nearest off-road parking is Ludgate Hill Car Park.
Open 24 hours, Monday – Sunday
|Up to 2 hours||£3.00||£3.00|
|Up to 4 hours||£5.00|
|Up to 6 hours||£6.50|
|Up to 12 hours||£7.50||£4.00|
|Up to 24 hours||£8.50||£8.50|
There is additional off-road parking located at the NCP on Newhall Street.
Open 24 hours.
|2 to 3 hours||£9.50|
|3 to 4 hours||£12.50|
|4 to 6 hours||£18.50|
|6 to 9 hours||£24.50|
|9 to 24 hours||£26.00|
|Evening rate 6pm – 2am||£6.00|
There are two Disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders located on Fleet Street, to the right of the main entrance to the Coffin Works.
For more information about disabled access to the museum, click here.
There is a Coach parking bay in Fleet Street, almost opposite the Coffin Works, which is a drop-off zone only (driver must stay with vehicle). The closest Coach and Lorry Car Park is on Brewery Street.
Please note: during the roadworks near to us some of the bus routes may have altered temporarily. Please check before travelling.
A short bus hop from the city centre
From the town centre you can catch the 82/87/89 services on Colmore Row by St Philips Cathedral. Get off on Great Charles Street Queensway. Cross over at the lights, and walk down Summer Row, Fleet Street is the second road on the right. You will walk past UCB and The Shakespeare pub (which is on the corner of Lionel Street). The museum is not far from the top of Fleet Street on the right hand side. Keep an eye out for the ‘MUSEUM’ banner and hanging sign.
Remember – this distance is covered by the £1 fare.
Jewellery Quarter buses
Services 8A and 8C (Inner Circle) and 101 from Birmingham City Centre (Colmore Row) and Handsworth serve the Warstone Lane clock in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter (10 minute walk to Coffin Works).
Services 16 and 74 run along Constitution Hill and Great Hampton Street stopping close to Vyse Street (20 minute walk to Coffin Works).
We also have a special offer – £1.50 off adult admissions at The Coffin Works when you travel by National Express Bus. Please complete the form here before you travel to take advantage of this discount!
We are 6 mins walk along the towpath from Cambrian Wharf where there’s 2 days or 14 days mooring available. The closest bridge to the Coffin Works is Islington Place Bridge, which is next to Farmers Bridge Lock 6.