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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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Getting better and always interesting

We were born very nearby and always talking about the Jewellery Quarter to our recent retired... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DJinks
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Loved writing my name in braille !

It's a nice small museum, it's one of a kind really. I've been there for some calligraphy classes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AmiraTamer
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Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection of over 5,000 objects.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kate616275
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was really interesting and involved more thank I'd expected. There was lots to see in such a small space and I liked being able to try out tg different types of pens. In the second room we got to use the machines to...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Who knew pens could be this interesting..? Really enjoyable visit with excellent presentation materials and a terrific collection of relevant tools, machinery and associated items. The AV presentations have a certain amateur charm, but are not to the standard of the remainder of the museum....More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This small museum in the Jewellery Quarter is a great and unusual museum, focusing in the history of the pen, which is actually really interesting. There are some wonderful exhibits about the making of pens and various types of nibs, and the role of Birmingham...More

Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Small but elegant £ 5.00 for adults entry small nib museum with factory, they will help you to make nib yourself, lot of designs with nibs and various types.

Thank tomthachett
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spent nearly two hours at this fascinating museum. A real gem of a place ,staffed by real enthusiasts, who made he time fly by. Especially Larry who was such a treaty of fresh air ! Well worth a visit.

Thank Elv W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Pen Museum was a nice surprise and unexpectedly so interesting. Who knew that 75% of pen nibs in the world used to be made in Birmingham? Also, how decorative they are in the displays that were used for Exhibitions. Loved the 'interactive' making of...More

Thank Simpson53
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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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