Pen Museum

Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS
106 Frederick Street Birmingham England B1 GB

Making steel pen nibs in Birmingham during the Victorian era was a major industry with 129 companies employing circa 8,000 workers (mainly women). By visiting the Pen Museum, you will discover a wide range of fascinating objects and details that help tell the story of Birmingham’s pen trade and its important legacy including the link between a prominent pen manufacturer (Josiah Mason) and the establishment of the University of Birmingham.

Throughout the Museum there are a range of activities for people of all ages to enjoy including writing with a quill and ink, using typewriters plus an exciting opportunity to make your own nib using the same machinery once operated by women workers in the 19th century.

Disabled access toilets and baby change.
As a listed historic building wheelchair access to some areas is limited.

Opening Times:
Friday & Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
Booking in advance is required.

Adult £7
Adult with Gift Aid £7.70
Concession 65+ £5.50
Concession 65+ with Gift Aid £6.05
Student £5.50
Student with Gift Aid £6.05
Child 5-15 £3.00
Child 5-15 with Gift Aid £3.30
Child under 5 free

Photo Credits: © Pen Museum

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