Open for pre-booked guided tours
English Heritage stepped in to rescue J. W. Evans Silver Factory in 2008. With the completion of the repairs programme, the site opened to the public in summer 2011.
Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. To walk into the factory today is to enter a lost industrial world.
Behind the frontage of four terraced houses, the workshops retain their original drop stamps and fly presses. They are packed with thousands of dies for the manufacture of silverware, as well as the whole of the working equipment, stock and records of the business.
Tours of J. W. Evans are available on a limited number of days throughout Summer 2014. The size of the property means these are limited to 10 people per tour, and must be booked in advance. Tours cost £7.50 per person. Please see Prices and Opening Times page for upcoming tour dates.
To book, please call Customer Services - 0870 333 1181
J. W. Evans - Machinery Demonstration Tour
Wed 10 Dec
Join us as we bring some of the factory machinery back to life, with the help of an ex-JW Evans employee and stamper. It could get noisy!
Sat 17 Jan
Prices and opening times
54-57 Albion Street
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