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Such a gem this place is. An interesting tour with lots of opportunities to ask questions. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
33catherine62
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Did you know this coffin company made Aston Villa coffin linings!?

Great tour of a company that made coffin fittings and linings. Interesting to hear about the role... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gingersnap1962
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a gem this place is. An interesting tour with lots of opportunities to ask questions. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Would recommend.

Thank 33catherine62
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour of a company that made coffin fittings and linings. Interesting to hear about the role of women at this company, and how a member of staff eventually inherited the remaining shares on the death of the last family director. Good to see all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can only have a guided tour of this rather quirky museum. The guide was very enthusiastic and informative. Engaged with adults and children alike. We'll worth a visit for something different

1  Thank Louise T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place because of the high rating on trip advisor. It was great. Only £6 to get in per person and great value for that. Gave an insight into the workings of a Victorian factory and Leigh, our excellent tour guide brought...More

Thank Liz H
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Liz, thank you for your review - we are so glad you followed he tripadvisor recommendation and that enjoyed the museum. I'll point out this review to Leigh too, he'll be really pleased!

Reviewed 1 week ago

When friends invited us to a visit to the coffin works we weren't quite sure what to expect but we are so glad we went it was a fascinating tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it It wasn't in the least depressing or ghoulish but gave...More

Thank twotees2016
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you your review - we are glad that we gave you a pleasant surprise! Thank you to your friends too for persuading you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the coffin works as it popped up on a "what to do in Birmingham" search. What a fascinating place. We were greeted warmly, and introduced to our guide, who was called Neville. Neville is a lovely, very knowledgeable chap, with a fantastic...More

1  Thank Pete R
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review Pete! I'll make sure Neville of the famous chuckle sees this too! We are always happy when visitors notice all the details and personal items the staff left behind, they all tell a story!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour. On the hour. Keep receipt for discounts Coffin Works, Jewellery Quarter Museum and Pen Museum. Well done the volunteers who bring these places to life.

Thank rachelandtudor M
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, I'll pass on your thanks to the volunteers. Well done for reminding people to keep their receipts too, so they can get the discounts with the Explorer Pass (up to 15% off)!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual museum based on the preserved coffin works where they manufactured metal finery for coffins, high end ones, including royalty for many years. Taken back in time and with a personal tour with many stories. Fascinating industrial heritage. Black country museum on the small...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was OK, would not re visit. The lady we had for the tour (unsure of her name but was in 21st July), she was very abrupt and quiet rude.

1  Thank cazzjoeamelia
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit more, as we pride ourselves on a high standard of customer service. We will be speaking to the tour guides and hope to resolve this matter. Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coffin Works is a place I have wanted to go to for a couple of years and this Saturday (courtesy of The Vapors) I finally got to visit it. Based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, it is a small but very quirky museum....More

1  Thank Michael G
Josie W, Operations and Volunteer Assistant at Coffin Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael, I'm really glad you had a chance to visit the Jewellery Quarter and the Coffin Works. We are really glad you enjoyed your tour and I'm sure Cornellius will be pleased too. Thank you very much for leaving this review, helping spread the...More

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SMBSLT
19 July 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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RaistlinEyes
8 March 2016|
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Response from Jan W | 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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wbninfo
25 August 2015|
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Response from Suze_Carter | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch. There is a charge of £5 adults, £4 concessions and £3 children for one hour's guided factory tours. We are opening on 13 September all day for free, however, as part of this years's Heritage... More
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