The Coffin Works

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 Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.

Taking you back to the 1960s

Travel back in time a few decades to experience how Newman Brothers operated during its heyday. You will enter a time capsule where the music of the 60s is piped into the building, mingled with the industrial sounds of a working factory.

Opening Times (from Jan 2016)

Wednesday to Sunday

Doors open 10.45am. Tours on the hour at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Last entry 3pm.
Admission to the museum is by guided tours only.
Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. You are welcome to just turn up before a tour, but we advise that to avoid disappointment, you reserve a space by phone: 0121 233 4790 or by email:

Please contact the The Coffin Works for further details


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