Pen museum

Pen museum

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Pen museum review

The Pen museum is located in the jewellery quarter in the centre of Birmingham. It covers the history of Birmingham’s steel pen trade and it is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the history of the pen-making industry.

Inside you will discover a wide range of fascinating objects that help tell the story of Birmingham’s pen trade Throughout the museum there is a range of interactive activities for people to enjoy.

Activities include writing with a quill and ink, using typewriters and trying your hand at calligraphy plus you can use graphology to analyse your handwriting. There is a pen nib trail to follow. There is also an interactive kiosk featuring 3D images from their collections plus the opportunity to make your own nib using the same machinery that was once operated by women workers in the 19th century.

Please note that they will always endeavour to offer activities as advertised although this may sometimes not be possible.

FAQ and Further Information Pen museum

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

museum dedicated to the history of pen making in Birmingham with a wide range of fun interactive activities. There are toilets.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Adults £7.50, children aged 5-15 £3.50 and under 5s are free, . Family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby, charges apply.

When are they open?

The Pen museum is open Thursday – Sunday almost all year round. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Are they accessible?

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