Sunday 16 Sept 2018 | 11am – 4.30pm (last tour begins at 3.20pm)
The Coffin Works: Extraordinary Women
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1JP
Guided Tours of the Coffin Works focusing on the ‘Extraordinary Women’ who make up the Newman Brothers’ story. Visit our ‘time capsule’ factory and experience how this Jewellery Quarter firm once produced some of the world’s finest coffin furniture.
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 Churchill, Chamberlain and the Queen Mother, amongst many others.
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.
This year Heritage Open Days are celebrating ‘Extraordinary Women’ and the history of Newman Brothers is full of those, so we’ll be highlighting their stories during our tours all day! Come along and learn about Joyce Green, Dolly Dunsby and so many more.