Joint Tour of the Coffin Works and Roundhouse

07/09/2018 - 09/09/2018

Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the Roundhouse, followed by a visit to the award-winning Coffin Works’ Museum in Birmingham, plus a canal-side walk between the two sites. Arranged in partnership between Roundhouse Birmingham and the Coffin Works.
 
Itinerary
11.30 Start at the Roundhouse. Introduction to
the day followed by a 1-hour tour and update, including a tour of the site and
a chance to find out about future plans.
12:30 -13:30 – Lunch
break – 20% discount for anyone with a ticket on the day at the Distillery pub.
13:30 – 13:50 – Accompanied
canal-side walk to Coffin Works with Coffin Works’ tour guide
14.00 – Coffin Works tour lasting approximately
1 hour, 15 minutes
15.15 – End of day.
 
About Roundhouse Birmingham
Built as stables and storehouses for
Birmingham’s busy Victorian industry, the Roundhouse is special for its curvy
design, its story and its staying power. Thanks to National Lottery
players, work will begin in 2018 to renovate the Roundhouse. A new
organisation created through a pioneering partnership between the Canal &
River Trust and National Trust.
Please note the Roundhouse is currently in a
pre-restoration state, with basic facilities and cobbled surfaces on site.
Please wrap up warm, and wear sensible shoes for your visit.
 
About Coffin Works
Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works is a new heritage attraction located on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. This grade II* listed factory and its contents tells the story of Newman Brothers, Birmingham’s last coffin-furniture factory who operated from their Fleet Street premises for over 100 years until 1998 when workers laid down their equipment, and walked out of the building for the very last time, leaving everything, including personal belongings behind. Come and explore this unique piece of history on one of our guided tours and step back in time to experience this important piece of Birmingham’s industrial legacy.

Places are limited to 17 people per tour and pre-booking is essential. Call the Coffin Works on 0121 2334790 or email newmanbrothers@coffinworks.org to book.
£13 Standard ticket
£10 Concession (NT, BCT, CRT members, under-12s and over 60s)
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