The Art of Death tour

The Art of Death tour

This is SOLD OUT please explore our other events for the one that suits you. Birmingham Museums holds objects from across time and across the world that tell the story of death. Join them for a free tour taking in everything from Roman cremation chests to paintings of...
Funeral Study Day at The Coffin Works

Funeral Study Day at The Coffin Works

A day of talks aiming to bring academics, the funeral industry and the general public together to share knowledge about funerals. What better way for the Coffin Works to  to kick off their contributions to Dying Matters Week and A Matter of Life and Death Festival! A...
Why dying awareness week matters

Why dying awareness week matters

The North American statesman Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating the immortal quote ‘ in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. It has become a well-known adage and yet, despite the absolute certainty that we will all die, we...
This Grief Thing

This Grief Thing

This Grief Thing is a project that invites people to think, talk and learn about grief. It takes place in a series of pop-up shops where people can have conversations, and buy clothing and objects. It’s for people who have experienced grief, and for people who...
It’s in the details

It’s in the details

By Pauline Morris The very nice lady at the undertakers handed me a box. I walked out to my car and carefully placed it in the boot. I didn’t open that box because I already knew what it contained – my mum’s ashes. I took them home, put them in the spare room and then...