Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works, 13-15 Fleet Street

Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham B3 1JP

Purpose-built factory for the manufacture of fittings (handles, ornaments etc.) and funerary shrouds and coffin linings. The factory was built in 1894 and closed in 1999, when it was left with all its contents intact as if at the end of an ordinary working day. Costumed guides tell the story of the manufacturing process and of the people who worked there.

Opening Arrangements

Thursday-Sunday. Thursdays are tours only at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm by booking only. Friday-Sunday there is one tour only at 11am and self-guided entry from 12pm-3pm. Pre-booking is advised to guarantee entry.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £8.50 (self-guided); £10 (with the tour)
  • Child: £4.50
  • Other Charges: £7.50 (Concessions)

Parking Spaces


On-street parking on right-hand side of Fleet Street. Parking on the left-hand side of Fleet Street is for permit holders only.