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Pen Museum

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
Profile iconAges 4+
Location iconBirmingham
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Staff demonstration at Pen Museum in Birmingham

Attraction Information

Based in a former pen factory in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum tells the story of how modern pens evolved. The museum celebrates the Birmingham pen trade during the 1800s, and the lives of the manufacturers and workers whose expertise placed the city at the centre of this worldwide trade. Learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham and the history of the trade from quill, to steel nib, to fountain pen.
Make your own nib using traditional machinery, try your hand writing with feather quills, reed pens and steel pens, and use the early typewriters and braille equipment.
You'll also find a gift shop selling nibs, pens and pen holders, as well as books and souvenirs.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday Closed
Friday to Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

45 minutes before attraction closes



Unit 3 The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street,
West Midlands,
B1 3HS,

Phone number

0121 236 9834


General Admission
Child (under 5) free
Child (5+) £3.00
Adults £7.00
Concession (65+) £5.50
Student £5.50
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