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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.

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.

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.

Stepping Through the Past: Victorian Birmingham Walking Tour and Tour of Coffin Works

Join on our Victorian Birmingham walking tour to learn about Birmingham’s golden age in the…

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?

Shortlisted nominees announced for the 22nd annual Museums + Heritage Awards  

The Coffin Works Museum is pleased yet again to have been shortlisted for a Museum+Heritage Award, this time in the…

Latest news from the Coffin Works

The Newman Sisters

We know a lot about the Newman Brothers, but not so much about the Newman Sisters, and there were four of them. Thanks to census

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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.

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