Historic Properties: Inner City (Jewellery Quarter)
13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham. B3 1JP • (0121) 233 4790
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.
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.
They also have a cosy 1960s-themed factory tearoom! They’ve got their best Pyrex cups and saucers at the ready, magazines from the decade to flick through and a LW/MW period transistor radio to listen to. True nostalgia!
Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. You are welcome to just turn up before a tour, but to avoid disappointment it's recommended that you reserve a space.
Light Refreshments Available.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Tours are on the hour from 11am to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday, Closed Monday and Tuesday except most Bank Holidays (please check the website for any late changes).
Advance booking recommended.
Located north west of the city centre close to the junction of Fleet Street and Summer Row.
Birmingham Snow Hill railway station: Ten minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
An appearance on Antiques Road Trip to get a flavour of what they’re all about.
Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham. B3 1JP • (0121) 233 4790
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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