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“Unique and incredible museum”
Review of The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum
Ranked #16 of 289 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection of over 5,000 objects.
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We went to the pen museum as some of our friends recommended it to us and we spent a great time.
It's a museum worth going to and you will be impressed by all the things they've got inside. I found it really interesting to know more about this forgotten industry, as it's important to preserve the industrial inheritage of Birmingham.
Take your children with you, as there are many activities for them. It's a great place to arouse their creativity. Volunteers that work there are all lovely and they will take time to answer to your questions. You can do your own nib, write your name in Braille...

It's free, but please, make a donation, as it would be a shame to see this kind of museums disappearing !

Thank Lelia888
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Great to learn about this forgotten 'industry' in the Jewelry Quarter. Very knowledgable people there and it was free (although a donation is requested).

Thank MinkeyToronto_Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The tour around the pen museum was fantastic. We turned up half way through but no matter we caught the end and then started back at the beginning. The tour guide was a star. We could stay as long as we wanted after the tour. All staff were very welcoming. We would certainly recommend this tour and would suggest that Birmingham City Council promote it better,

2  Thank Suet195377
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We went here on Sunday and were really bored by the guy who's passion for pens stops him seeing that going on for over 45 mins about pens was just a turn off

2  Thank Droopydrawrs52
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Pen Museum. Sounds like a joke, but the history of what we take for granted, and its social implications, is truly fascinating, helped by the enthusiastic volunteer custodians showing you how pens were made (you can have a go yourself) and the incrdible array of ordinary, custom and 'designer' knibs.

Thank John P
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