The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum & Learning Centre


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The Pen Museum,
Unit 3,
The Argent Centre,
60, Frederick Street,
B1 3HS.

Tel: 0121 236 9834.

Contact: Peter Rice (Secretary)


pen museum interior

The Pen Museum, situated in a former pen factory, a Grade II Listed Building, promotes through displays demonstrations and activities the fact that Birmingham was the centre of the world pen trade.


pictured right: museum Gift Shop

Detailed Information

Opening hours: Admission:
  • Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 4pm

    Sunday 1pm to 4pm

  • Charges from June 2015
    Adult Gift Aid Admission £2.20 (includes 10% voluntary donation)
    Adult Admission £2.00
    Under 16’s Free
    Admission charges to special events may vary. Please check the website for details.

Facilities: Services:
  • Shop.
  • Toilets.
  • Calligraphy, Creative Writing and Braille classes
  • History and Genealogy of the Jewellery Quarter
  • Talks
  • Group visits by arrangement
Disabled visitors: How to get there:
  • Full wheelchair access.
  • Braille information
  • Train: Metro or train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Jewellery Quarter Station, 1500 yards from station.
  • Bus: Bus: 101 stops outside the Pen Museum.

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Parking: Average length of visit:
  • Cars: Pay-and-Display street parking
  • Coaches: Set down/pick-up at door.
  • 1 hour.

Other heritage attractions nearby: