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The Pen Museum

Unit 3,
The Argent Centre,
60 Frederick St,
Birmingham
B1 3HS,
United Kingdom

Tel: 0121 236 9834

Fax:

Web: http://penmuseum.org.uk/

Email: enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk

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With interactive machines, a collection of over 5,000 items and family friendly activities available, the Pen Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of Steel Pen making.

A truly individual and family friendly experience! Before the invention of the biro and fountain pen the steel pen was the definitive influence on the spread of literacy throughout the world. Through the cost effectiveness of the ‘Birmingham’ pen, literacy was enabled to thrive. Being responsible for three quarters of everything written in the World during the 19th Century there really is more history in a pen than you could have imagined possible!

Here at the Pen museum your children will be able to get hands on – ink is dirty work so don’t dress up for the occasion! They’ll delight in using the museum’s original presses to create their very own Birmingham steel pen nib or why not try out the classic, heavy duty typewriters? A truly inspirational museum, designed to further develop your children’s interest in reading, writing and calligraphy.

Bus: No. 101 bus from City Centre stops in Frederick Street outside Museum. Metro: Every 6 to 8 minutes daytime from Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Jewellery Quarter Station. Car From City Centre: Follow Newhall Street, into Graham Street, right into Frederick Street.

FEATURES

  • Indoor
  • Open All Year

CATEGORY

Family Days Out Museums and Heritage

SUITABLE FOR

Toddler 6-9 Years 10 Years and above

Facilities

Baby Changing Facilities Disabled Toilets Free Parking Toilets Wheelchair Access
  • Handwriting and calligraphy related gifts available for purchase
  • Disabled toilets and baby chance facilities
  • Reasonable wheelchair access.

Opening Details

Tues-Sat 11:00-16:00
Sun 13:00-16:00
Closed on Mondays
Please contact the attraction for more details.

How much does it cost?

Adult : £2
Children under 16 are : free

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Address: Unit 3,
The Argent Centre,
60 Frederick St,
Birmingham
B1 3HS,
United Kingdom

Postcode: B1 3HS

City: Birmingham

County: Birmingham

Tel: 0121 236 9834

Fax:

Email: enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk

website-link

2015 Opening Details

Tues-Sat 11:00-16:00
Sun 13:00-16:00
Closed on Mondays
Please contact the attraction for more details.

How much does it cost?

Adult : £2
Children under 16 are : free

Other things to do near The Pen Museum