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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
All reviews jewellery quarter nib making run by volunteers ink wells volunteer staff interesting place entrance fee worth a visit on display two hours great visit coffin works nibs calligraphy braille typewriter donation
Had some extra time because the wife was off with new friends and being a Tuesday the other museum I had intended to visit was closed. I walked into a world I never knew existed that gave insight into the working world of women in...More
We went a while ago . When I suggested it everyone laughed. After going they all said how educational it was. Kids even got to make their own pen bib. Birmingham has so much pen history. We went upstairs too lots more to see and...More
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Nigel E, Admin at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
Did you know that at one time Birmingham supplied most of the pens used worldwide? I never realised how many different styles of pen nibs existed and how people could commission different designs to be embossed / stamped on their nibs. One of the guides...More
Nigel E, Admin at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Kat. Thank you very much for your feedback, our Museum seeks to inform and educate the public about the history and heritage of the Birmingham Steel Pen Trade. Always a pleasure to do so, the volunteers love to hear from visitors with their thoughts and...More
Have wanted to visit for a while and am so glad we did. The displays were very well laid out and full of fascinating items. The second room had beautiful cabinets of nibs, travelling inkwells and antique pen wipes. We were also fortunate to make...More
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review Garden Girl. - We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and of course making a steel nib. Your lovely comments are very much appreciated by the volunteers.
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
Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Dear Daisy Kerrigan,
I am very sorry to hear of your experience, as an independent Volunteer led Museum, in receipt of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, we always aim to ensure our visitors receive the best possible welcome. We can only apologise as it’s...More
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
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Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018
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.