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Coffin Works

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A really interesting tour with a very informative guide.

Last Wednesday we visited the Coffin Works Museum in Birmingham.We were given a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Excellent Social History ..!

Fascinating place, well recommended, interesting angles on social history .... It's a Victorian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RabbitRoamer
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Bucks, England
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A Victorian Coffin Fittings factory, restored by Birmingham Conservation Trust and opened as a museum in October 2014. The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery...more
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13-15 Fleet Street | Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1JP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last Wednesday we visited the Coffin Works Museum in Birmingham.We were given a very interesting tour by our guide Cornelius and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The museum is in the original factory where all the coffin handles, plaques, shrouds etc were made for many funerals, including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place, well recommended, interesting angles on social history .... It's a Victorian industrial building, with steep staircases, but a (modern) lift has been added ..!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RabbitRoamer
JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review - especially mentioning the lift. We know a lot of visitors worry about that when visiting old buildings, so we are very glad to be fully accessible.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in here on a complete whim while in town for the Christmas market after being intrigued by seeing something called "Coffin Works" on Google maps. So glad I did. I was able to take a tour with Chris, who is a highly entertaining...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your tour with Chris so much. We also really appreciate hearing nice things about our gift shop!

Reviewed December 9, 2018

enjoyed going here and finding out a lot about the Newman brothers plus about the city centres history, and last of all Ask for the tour guy Tim he knows his stuff and u can tell he loves doing his job well done pal

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lee F
JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks Lee, I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour - I'll make sure Tim sees this too!

Reviewed December 8, 2018

I could not get sick of going to the coffin works, it is a highly interesting place, I would not have thought so.

Date of experience: April 2018
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katecoffinworks, Volunteer and Operations Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 5, 2018

This is an interesting place to visit and our guide was excellent. However you need to know that coffin fittings and 'furnishings' are covered by this visit not the coffins themselves which was disappointing. There is a lot of history here and ample time was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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katecoffinworks, Front Office Manager at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit, thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends on Saturday aftetnoon. The welcome was lovely. Clocking in!! Great tour guide and fab tour. Really reccommend this as a great trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend the museum! We'll hope to see you clocking in again soon!

Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend booked the tour for Sunday afternoon we where the only 2 on the tour so was like a private tour great guide Russel had us laughing through out it all . Very knowledgeable and a unique interesting little tour

Date of experience: December 2018
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your review - Russell will be chuffed to know you enjoyed his tour too! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on a whim due to spare time in Birmingham. Not quite sure what to expect, we were surprised and delighted by the history, technology, and story behind the company. It no longer makes the detailed metalwork for the coffins, but the last owner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and for recommending us- I'll make sure Chris sees your kind words too. We are really happy that you enjoyed the tour and that it was a pleasant surprise for you!

Reviewed November 27, 2018

The tour is not about coffins, but about making coffin furniture - a fascinating glimpse at 19th into early 20th factories, giving us the history of the business and bringing alive the experience of the working conditions. A little intro about metal making generally (moulds,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JosieW317, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you so much for review, we are glad you found the tour interesting! Thank you for your helpful suggestion about context, we do have long term plans to improve our resources so it very good to know from visitors what areas to focus on.

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SMBSLT
July 19, 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the admission charge is £6.60 and the visit is a guided tour only which should be pre booked, there isn't much of a shop .
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Response from JanChesterfield | Reviewed this property |
I am fortunate enough to have an imaginative daughter who puts some thought into taking me somewhere different for Mothers Day. I had an excellent time - much better than all those mothers who got an overpriced bunch of... More
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