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Pen Museum

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Little gem of a place

A real Brummie gem! Love the history you can learn from visiting this place. Staff and volunteers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leelandla
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Happy Memories

What a delightful place, Lovely people, who are so keen to tell you everything about the place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PortsmouthFixit
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Set in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum is unique in the UK. It celebrates the legacy of Birmingham's 19th century steel pen trade, where mass production first made mass communication possible. And through exports, made an enormous...more
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The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street | Unit 3, The Argent Centre, Birmingham B1 3HS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Myself and a group of friends visited on Saturday 13th October. We had incorrectly (it quickly transpired) thought that the museum was free admission. When we walked in a guy working at the entrance asked if we were three adults, we said that we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real Brummie gem! Love the history you can learn from visiting this place. Staff and volunteers are very friendly and there are very enjoyable events going on here. Go visit!

Thank Leelandla
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Leelandla the team really appreciate your review and we really love the appreciation of our work in communicating history and heritage.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful place, Lovely people, who are so keen to tell you everything about the place. Happy memories of using ink pens at school. Well worth a visit. fascinating history.

Thank PortsmouthFixit
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

PortsmouthFixit You are officially a real star! Thank you for a lovely review we appreciate all the feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FOR five pounds it's deffo worth coming and having a look really quite interesting a d really passed the time for me

Thank Maggieshops
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Maggieshops thank you for the feedback we really appreciate it..

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum holds bags of Birmingham history and at only £5 entrance fee is a great way to spend an hour or so if you are visiting this area. Very friendly and informative staff give you feat insight into the importance of this industry in...More

Thank solihulllady
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Solihull Lady. The team really do appreciate your review and to hear that we are truly fulfilling our objects in informing the public of the importance of preserving the history and heritage of the Pen Trade.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow I really enjoyed my visit. Staff amazing and so very very happy to help. Good muss exhibits with good demo by the staff. Really so worth a visit.

Thank Crumby1
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Crumby excellent review and many thanks from the team we really appreciate your thoughts.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

There are several exhibition rooms here dedicated to all things pens, but especially steel nibs, a trade once almost wholly dominated by Birmingham. There are century old, but still perfectly operable hand machines where you can craft a nib of your own.

Thank MWitz
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Great review thank you. We really appreciate the comments about your visit.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Quirky little museum and surprisingly interesting, worth a visit for an hour or so. There are some hands on experiences and fascinating bits of social history too.

Thank Margaret W
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you very much Margaret for a great review we work really hard to ensure the experience is both informative and fascinating for our visitors. We are pleased that this was very much reflected during your visit to the Museum.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

As part of my birthday week, I arranged to attend a calligraphy workshop with 3 very good friends. Immediately we were welcomed by volunteer staff and given an impromptu talk on the history. The exhibit was truly fascinating and all the staff very knowledgeable. The...More

Thank atropos_uk
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you very much for such a great review. Our volunteers work really hard to offer our visitors a great experience The team will be very happy to see your review of an excellent day.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A small museum, 3 rooms but full of interest, see hoe they used to make pen nips, fasanating, a brilliant informative visit and well worth a return trip

Thank Roger S
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Awesome thank you for the great review!

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NicandOoz
2 September 2016|
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Response from Nigel E | Property representative |
Museum has reduced access through to early October £1 admission for adults. Renovations due to complete soon. Website will be updated as and when.
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Michelle W
7 April 2016|
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Response from Nigel E | Property representative |
Colmore Row near to St. Philip's Cathedral.
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UkEcho
21 March 2015|
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Response from Nigel E | Property representative |
Hi Is this an assistance dog you are referring to? Thanks in advance. Pen Museum
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