Visit the Coffin Works

Based in the heart of Birmingham

Explore this historic coffin furniture manufactory, brought back to life in this unique time-capsule museum.

Visit the Coffin Works

Based in the heart of Birmingham

Explore this historic coffin furniture manufactory, brought back to life in this unique time-capsule museum.

What's on at the Coffin Works

We offer a wide range of events at the Coffin Works, from fun family days, community events, quirky night time specials and fantastic arts and crafts fairs. Why not join us for a truly unique time in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter.

May-kers Market

Browse local arts and crafts for some special gifts this Summer!

Step back in time

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 Winston Churchill, Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

Latest news from the Coffin Works

Volunteer at the Coffin Works

We have a fantastic team here and we pride ourselves on the quality of candidates we attract and the diverse opportunities we offer. You will play a key role in the success of the Coffin Works, enabling us to deliver the highest quality experience for our visitors. Fancy joining the team?

My Volunteering Journey by Caitlin Coogan

My volunteering journey at the Coffin Works began on the 11th of November 2022 as a part of my placement at my college course…

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Looking for a unique venue?

The Coffin Works is a grade II* listed building, with an enclosed Courtyard and meeting room. It is a unique setting for team meetings, workshops, concerts, theatre performances, corporate and private parties, and as a film location.