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The Pen Museum

The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street | Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HS, England
+44 121 236 9834
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A great afternoon!

We had a great time at the Pen Museum, it's a great place to visit if you're in Birmingham. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ChelleT
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Stafford
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Pentastic fun!!

A lovely place to visit. Staff very friendly & helpful. Our group of 7 arrived on 'Caligraphy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ChickeJo
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Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection of over 5,000 objects.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“make your own” (48 reviews)
“nib making” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street | Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HS, England
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+44 121 236 9834
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Pen Museum, it's a great place to visit if you're in Birmingham. I learnt a lot about the history of Birmingham and the industries around and got to make some of my own nibs using the traditional methods....More

Thank ChelleT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit. Staff very friendly & helpful. Our group of 7 arrived on 'Caligraphy day'. There were lots of extra activities to paricipate in. A very informative experience.

Thank ChickeJo
Reviewed 5 days ago

My grandad had been telling me to go for quite some time and I am glad I got the chance to take Ben, a lover of all scientific tidbits. It's not pricey at all and the volunteers are happy to share their expertise. I got...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited the pen museum a few times over the years and it is a fantastic historical place - a learning visit and the staff are very informative.

Thank TipTopPhoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth an hour or two of anyone's time, particularly on a grey or wet day when it's nice to step back into history and forget the weather outside ... Having spent the morning at the Coffin Works, which is only a short distance away,...More

Thank j1954g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the museum prior to the renovation and absolutely loved it. It was the pen room with pen nibs making demonstration and the typewriter room / calligraphy room. It was old school and quaint which was what made the museum appealing, it was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were born very nearby and always talking about the Jewellery Quarter to our recent retired colleague (also a Brummie) so we decided to take her to a couple of places. Since our last visit the museum has started to be laid out so to...More

Thank DJinks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice small museum, it's one of a kind really. I've been there for some calligraphy classes and ended up touring the museum as well. The people working there are quite friendly and I enjoyed making my own nib and writing my name in...More

Thank AmiraTamer
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Who knew pens could be so interesting? Great visit! My parents love it too! We stayed over an hour and discovered many things about pens, this is located in a great part of Jewellery Quarter just minutes away from the train station. Recommended visit!

Thank suric892
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Thank you for informative trip, lovely day thank you.,,, A great guide. Fit it in with the coffin works if you can

Thank kate616275
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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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Hi Is this an assistance dog you are referring to? Thanks in advance. Pen Museum
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