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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.

Facilities:
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.

Costs:
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

For further information please visit: http://www.penmuseum.org.uk