Join us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers, their contribution to Birmingham’s history and industry, but also the personal stories of how they ‘made a living out of dying’. The tour will last just over 1 hour. Due to social distancing, there are only 8 places available.
The Coffin Works museum preserves the contents of the former Newman Brothers’ Coffin Fittings Factory. The Victorian manufactory opened on Fleet Street in 1894 and produced some of the finest coffin fittings in the world. Their reputation was such that Newman Brothers’ fittings adorned the coffins of kings, queens and prime ministers.
The factory is a rare and wonderfully preserved example of Victorian engineering.
Date & Time
Sat 18 Sept | 12pm–1pm
The Coffin Works Museum 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, B3 1JP
Fully accessible with lift. Please be aware of uneven floors and surfaces due to the age of the building. An accessible toilet is located on site. There is paid for on-street parking on the right-hand side of Fleet Street. We are asking people, where possible, to still wear face masks/ shields if they are able to do so.