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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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Hidden place

Didnt know this was here till i walked passed.. was more inquisitive than interested to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
well worth looking at

great place lots of history, was in brum for a short trip and its just one of many places that is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Longford, Ireland
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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” (51 reviews)
“nib making” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street | Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HS, England
+44 121 236 9834
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didnt know this was here till i walked passed.. was more inquisitive than interested to be honest.. Cheap entry.. nice staff.. interesting museum and worth a browse around.. i was out after an hour but to be fair.. just nosey.. if this is your thing...More

Thank MrCaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place lots of history, was in brum for a short trip and its just one of many places that is a must.

Thank xjs514
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived here all my life and didn't know about this museum. It is so interesting to see how pen nibs used to be made with presses and to see the collection of fine nibs from the past. The children who were looking around had...More

Thank daisiemay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the pen museum every few years since it opened and watched with pleasure its development until now. The opening of a new room and alterations to another have not improved the experience. The entrance is now into the shop and a display....More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I went along to a drop-in calligraphy session but also really enjoyed seeing the history of the industry. Great to have these places kept going by enthusiastic staff and volunteers.

Thank Sheena G
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the jewellery quarter, this quirky little museum certainly is worth a visit. Stepping into the entrance foyer was a little underwhelming but then when you start getting into it you realise it’s packed with fascinating stuff. Our host, Joe, was excellent and...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth a short walk from the city centre, this small museum is full of interesting items and displays. Volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, and there were lots of opportunities to ask questions. Being able to make your own nibs is lots of fun and...More

Thank 123,921
Reviewed 27 November 2017

It's a very small historical museum. The entrance gallery is very intersting and describes very nicely the history of pen industry in Birmingham. The main exhibition is very packed with many items and was difficult for me to focus.

Thank Ayelet_Linik
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Just finished a trip to the pen museum in the jewellery quarter of Birmingham. A really interesting visit with very informative volunteer staff. You're able to make your own pen nib to take away and see the process of how these were made. Well worth...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Popped in while visiting our daughter in Birmingham. Not being from Birmingham I didn't know how large the nib making industry once was. It isn't huge and takes little more than an hour to cover but is really informative and educational and with a fun...More

Thank Beachhut45
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Questions & Answers
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.
Michelle W
7 April 2016|
Response from Nigel E | Property representative |
Colmore Row near to St. Philip's Cathedral.
22 March 2015|
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Response from Nigel E | Property representative |
Hi Is this an assistance dog you are referring to? Thanks in advance. Pen Museum