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Pen Museum

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The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Unit 3, The Argent Centre, Birmingham B1 3HS England
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Nim C wrote a review Aug 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom77 contributions14 helpful votes
The guide was fantastic and gives you the opportunity to make your own nibs. The walk around is insightful but maybe not everyone's cup of tea. Regardless, it's worth a visit and your guaranteed to learn something along the way!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jude_18a wrote a review Apr 2020
Devon, United Kingdom215 contributions147 helpful votes
Basically, we had an afternoon in Birmingham to fill and were not sure whether we would like this - but it was great. It's staffed by lovely people, some who worked here before it was a museum. You get to make various items. At one time, 75% of the world's pen's were made in Birmingham - if you want to know how the pen stopped the spread of disease, an older gentleman who learned to write with chalk on a slate will tell you! He'll also tell you what a pen is!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum
Responded 30 May 2020
Thank you Jude really appreciated.
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TeamWard wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom4289 contributions6158 helpful votes
The Pen Museum in the Jewellery quarter is well worth the visit, easily missed this museum offers interactive items about the long lost art of pens with nibs, the manufacture to its history, the machine to type your name in braille is amazing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum
Responded 30 May 2020
Appreciate the review many thanks.
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Helen M wrote a review Mar 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Interactive displays where you can have a go at using a quill compared to steel nibs. You can also have a practical demonstration on how the nibs were made.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum
Responded 30 May 2020
Great to hear from you Helen many thanks.
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sweetytours wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham633 contributions90 helpful votes
We had been meaning to visit for a while, a very nice way to spend a couple of hours, staffed by very informative & helpful volunteers, the personal way they explained everything was excellent, we also liked the pen making demonstration. The museum is open between 10 til 4 with no pre booking required & it’s self guided but with volunteers dotted around to help on the way, also there is a small gift shop on the way in.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nigel E, Administrator at Pen Museum
Responded 30 May 2020
Thank you for your review.
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