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Jewellery Quarter Walking Tour

Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JP
Tour guide Chris with a walking tour group Summer 2018


Learn about the history of The Coffin Works and development of The Jewellery Quarter. Why did this area go from a being a country estate to an industrial wonderland?
The Coffin Works opened in 1894 following unprecedented population growth in Birmingham from the early 18th Century. During this time it was variously called the "First Manufacturing Town in the World", "The Toyshop of Europe" and "The Best Governed City in the World". During the day we will: explore some of the events and people that led to these descriptions; scratch the surface of why the Jewellery Quarter developed and finally discover the extraordinary history of Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works.
Itinerary of the day:
11am  Meet at Coffin Works for 1 ½ Walk around the Jewellery Quarter with commentary and timeline tracing its development   from 1746 to Its height at  the turn of the 20th Century
12.45pm Lunch break. Add lunch at The Hive Cafe and Bakery for £6.50. Lunch includes homemade soup of the day, bread and a drink. The Hive is located in the newly renovated New Standard Works building and includes a Heritage Centre which is free to explore. Food for the cafe is grown in their rooftop microfarm.
2pm Tour of the Coffin Works
3.15pm End of Tour


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The Coffin Works is centrally located and well served by public transport.

The nearest train station is Snow Hill, the nearest metro stop is St Pauls and the 87 and 89 bus routes stop on Great Charles Street, just around the corner from the museum.

For more information about directions, please check our website:

Tel: 0121 233 4790

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