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Pen Museum

The Pen Museum & Learning Centre 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.



Detailed Information


The Pen Museum,
Unit 3, The Argent Centre,
60, Frederick Street,
B1 3HS.
Tel: 0121 236 9834.
Contact Person: Jane Harris

Museum Website

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  • Adult: £6.00 / Gift Aid: £6.60*
    Concession: £4.50 / Gift Aid: £4.95*
    Children: £2.00 (aged 5-15)
    Children: FREE (under 5)

    *Gift Aid admission prices include a 10% voluntary donation.

    Admission charges to special events may vary. Please check the website for details.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 4pm

    Sunday 1pm to 4pm


  • Shop.
  • Meeting room for hire
  • Toilets.


  • Calligraphy classes and workshops
    Family events
    Group visits by arrangement a circular display  of hundreds of pen nibs

Disabled Visitors

  • Partly wheelchair accessible
    Accessible toilets

How to get there:

  • Train: From Birmingham Snow Hill to Jewellery Quarter Station, 1500 yards from station.
    Tram: From Birmingham City Centre to Jewellery Quarter Station, 1500 yards from station.
    Bus: 101 from City Centre stops outside the Pen Museum.


  • Cars: Pay-and-Display street parking
  • Coaches: Set down/pick-up at door.

Average Length of Visit

  • 1 hour.