News from the Coffin Works

IN the foreground joe welch stands behind a wooden stand. three volunteers are standing in the background
Volunteer Stories

Joe Welch’s Volunteer Story

I began as a volunteer at the Coffin Works in April 2019 after volunteering at the Pen Museum (another amazing museum) for the previous two

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Funeral Poverty

Laura Joyce, partner on our Arts Council funded ‘Dead Fashionable’ project, reflects on some of its teachings in the wake of Covid-19.   One of

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We’ve clocked its age at last!

Our clocking-in machine or ‘time recorder’ has been central to welcoming visitors since the Coffin Works opened in 2014. Visitors take their admissions tickets and

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Birmingham or Brummagem?

A Poem by Stephen Whyte Throughout the centuries Birmingham has been written many a way Since it was a settlement on the River Rea… Originating

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Close up of christmas tree with decorations
British History and Tradition

Our Christmas Traditions

As we all eagerly await the Christmas season and some much needed family time after a completely strange and unprecedented year have you ever thought

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