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The Coffin Works

Fleet Street, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B3 1JP

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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. Travel back in time to experience how Newman Brothers operated during its heyday, entering a 1960s time capsule where the sounds of the day mingled with the industrial sounds of a working factory.

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    Saturday, 1 June 2019 - Saturday, 1 June 2019

    Joyce Green final owner of Newman Brothers sitting at her desk.Extraordinary Women Guided TourAn extraordinary tour developed for Heritage Open Days 2018 is back by popular demand! Join us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers.
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    Saturday, 15 June 2019 - Saturday, 15 June 2019

    Joyce Green, final owner of Newman Brothers sat at her desk in the office.Extraordinary Women Guided TourJoin us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers, their contribution to Birmingham 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.
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    Saturday, 15 June 2019 - Saturday, 15 June 2019

    James Watt 2019 logoRemembering James Watt: Death and Memorials in Georgian BirminghamIn this illustrated talk, Josie Wall will look at James Watt, his death, and the memorials erected to him in Birmingham and beyond.
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    Sunday, 16 June 2019 - Sunday, 16 June 2019

    Dads Go Free for Father's DayLooking for something a bit different to do with your dad, or a family day out for Father's Day? Why not visit the Coffin Works?!
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    Saturday, 6 July 2019 - Saturday, 6 July 2019

    Silent Movie NightSpend a summer evening in the beautiful Victorian courtyard of the Coffin Works, watching classics from the days of silent films with live musical accompaniment from pianist Vincent Byrne.
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    Saturday, 10 August 2019 - Saturday, 10 August 2019

    Tea with Oscar WildeLadies, gentlemen, etc., you are all cordially invited to the 1880s' wittiest "Chit-Chat" show, where a gay time is guaranteed! You'll be 'Wilde' about who he has on his chaise...
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    Tel: 0121 233 4785

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    * Opening times: 10.45am - 4pm

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