Pen Museum

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One of Birmingham's great attractions and centres of information about the City's fascinating history. Dedicated to Steel Pen Making in Birmingham

Venue Type:

Museum, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 11 to 4
Sunday 1 to 4

Admission charges

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.

Getting there

On Foot
From:
City Centre
Follow Newhall Street, into Graham Street, right into Frederick Street
From Jewellery Quarter Station
Walk along Vyse Street towards 'the clock' and into Frederick Street

Bus
No. 101 bus from City Centre stops in Frederick Street outside Museum
No. 101 bus from Handsworth stops in Vittoria Street adjacent to the Museum

Metro
Every 6-8 minutes daytime from Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Jewellery Quarter Station

Rail
Regular train services from Birmingham Moor Street & Snow Hill Stations to Jewellery Quarter Station

Current themes are Birmingham manufacturers; pen manufacturing processes supported by social history of workers; the history of writing and methods of communicating.

The core collection comprises of items from Birmingham and the Birmingham pen-related trades. The majority of acquisitions have associations with Birmingham during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century.

Collection details

Industry, Social History, Decorative and Applied Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Pen Museum

  • 10 — 13 September 2015

Set in the Victorian pen factory of W. E. Wiley, we offer the following main activities. Displays and demonstrations of pen making with hand presses and of writing equipment and accessories. Sessions of pen making, calligraphy, Braille and local history. Tours, talks and a film to individual and group visitors. Arrangements for children and school parties include museum trails, writing sessions with quills and pens. Temporary exhibitions within the Museum on specific persons or topics. Community activities: lectures, talks, exhibitions and display. Archive and Library.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/the-pen-museum

Getting there

On Foot
From:
City Centre
Follow Newhall Street, into Graham Street, right into Frederick Street
From Jewellery Quarter Station
Walk along Vyse Street towards 'the clock' and into Frederick Street

Bus
No. 101 bus from City Centre stops in Frederick Street outside Museum
No. 101 bus from Handsworth stops in Vittoria Street adjacent to the Museum

Metro
Every 6-8 minutes daytime from Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Jewellery Quarter Station

Rail
Regular train services from Birmingham Moor Street & Snow Hill Stations to Jewellery Quarter Station

Pen Museum
Unit 3 The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS
United Kingdom
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 3HS
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.penroom.co.uk

E-mail

penmuseum@penroom.co.uk

Telephone

0121 236 9834

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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