Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

picture of warehouse shelves, original stock
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The shelves and workbenches at the Newman Brothers factory 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. Travel back in time to experience how the factory operated during its heyday, the characters who formed the business and the working methods they used.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Monday and Tuesday Closed

Wed - Sunday 11am - 4pm tours at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3. Last entry 3pm

Admission charges

Adult £6, Conc £5, Child £4. Family tickets available
You can just turn up, however, we advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment on 0121 233 4790 or email Please visit to check we have not closed for a special event.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
trade show stand 'house of newman'

Newman Brothers Trade Show Stand

  • 4 November 2016 — 4 November 2021 *on now

Wonderful new exhibition based on images of 'House of Newman' stands at NAFD annual trade shows, where the Newman Brothers could display their latest coffin furniture designs to funeral directors. This exhibition allows us to display more of our core collection of coffin furniture, and also features a coffin bier donated by Castleton Historical Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission to the exhibition is included in the price of a guided tour.
Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children 5-16 £4, Children under 5 FREE
Family tickets are available.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Tea station in the shroud room at the Coffin Works

Death Cafe and Evening Tour

  • 17 May 2019 6:30-8:30pm

This year Museums at Night falls during Dying Matters Week, so we’ve taken the opportunity to open late and talk death!

We’ll be kicking off with a FREE Death Café at 6.30pm, facilitated by Laura Joyce our writer in residence. In the Death Cafe there are no hierarchies. We all meet simply as people who are going to die. This an agenda free discussion, with the topics determined by attendees. There will be tea and cake and an optional tombstone biscuit decorating activity. Booking is essential as places are limited. Donations for refreshments would be gratefully received.

Then from 7.30pm there will be the chance to experience an atmospheric evening guided tour of the Victorian factory with one of our award-winning tour guides. Tickets for the evening tour are £15, booking is essential as places are limited.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Admission to the Death Cafe is FREE
Guided tour tickets cost £15.


Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works
13-15 Fleet Street
Jewellery Quarter
West Midlands
B3 1JP

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0121 2334790

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