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The Pen Museum


Culture Card holders enjoy 20% off standard entry to the museum. (Does not apply to Gift Aid entry or special events)


The Pen Museum in the Jewellery Quarter promoting the history of Birmingham’s steel pen trade

Based in a former pen factory in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum tells the story of how modern pens evolved. The museum celebrates the Birmingham pen trade during the 19th Century and the lives of the manufacturers and workers whose expertise placed the city at the centre of this worldwide trade.

Start your visit in the main exhibition and gift shop, before visiting the ‘Pen Room’, which aims to recreate a traditional pen factory. Have a go at some of the manufacturing processes involved in producing steel pen nibs and learn about the tough lives of the female pen workers as they each produced thousands of pieces per day.


All Public Enquiries

Tel: 0121 236 9834

Venue Information

The Argent Centre
60 Frederick Street
B1 3HS

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00-16:00
Sunday                             13:00-16:00


Terms and Conditions

  • *20% off Standard Adult, Concession and Student museum admission

  • Does not apply to Gift Aid Admission

  • Does not apply to events and calligraphy workshops

  • Only valid for tickets bought on the day of the visit