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The Pen Museum is a museum in Birmingham that is housed in an 1863 Florentine Renaissance style former pen factory that is devoted to pens and calligraphy. Through its collection of more than 5,000 pieces related to the steel pen trade in Birmingham, the museum tells the story of Birmingham’s important role in the information revolution. In the museum visitors can discover how Birmingham was home to many of the factories that manufactured the ‘Birmingham pen’ which in the 19th century supplied around 75% of the world’s pens.

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

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative Art & Design


Industrial heritage

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm

More opening hours


0 - 4 Free
5 - 15 £2.00
Adults £6.00
Reduced £4.50
Students £4.50

More admission


  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Credit card


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


Permanent exhibitions

Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Birmingham Calligraphy Society

The Pen Museum is delighted to host a brand new exhibition in partnership with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society. A total of 9 contributors have come together to present an incredible variety of s...

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