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

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Sunday 16th June

About this event

As part of our ‘Stepping Through The Past’ collaboration with Ian Braisby, join on our Victorian Birmingham walking tour to learn about Birmingham’s golden age in the 19th Century.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturing cities, it also had a widespread reputation as a place of tolerance and progressive ideas, and as a model for effective local governance. On this tour, we will be taking a close look at what remains of the Victorian city and finding out what the buildings and streets that remain can tell us about how the city developed. Covering industry, religion, politics, education and much more, we will be admiring the architecture and discovering the people who lived and worked in Birmingham in the Victorian age.

Following the walking tour, you’ll receive a tour of the preserved manufactory of just one of those thousand trades: coffin furniture. Discovering how this Victorian factory developed into the world-class business it became, even supplying the royal undertakers with coffin handles, ornaments and shrouds for the best part of a century.

This package tour includes:
1pm – 3pm, Victorian Birmingham walking tour [meet on outside St Chad’s Cathedral, St Chad’s Queensway]

3pm – 3.30pm, Cuppa and cake in the Coffin Works’ Casting Shop Cafe [A hot/cold drink and a cake included per ticket]
3.30pm – 4.45pm, A full guided tour of the Coffin Works itself

Tickets are £25 per person.
The day will largely be spent outdoors, no matter the weather, so please dress accordingly.

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