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Home > Days Out > Pen Museum, Birmingham
Address : Unit 3 The Argent Centre, 
60 Frederick Street
Town : Birmingham
County : West Midlands
Telephone : 0121 236 9834
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Website : Pen Museum, Birmingham's Website
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Pen Museum, Birmingham

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The museum opened in 2001 and contains an amazing collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham Steel pen trades and the history of writing. The collections including items of factory machinery plus other hands-on objects are situated over three ground floor gallery spaces and includes a community meeting space which is available for hire. There are plenty of activities for families including a Victorian school room, special museum trails and interactive machines. We tell the story of Birmingham's part in the information revolution.


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Museum Exhibitions and Displays

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Galleries are themed including 'Pen Room' area where the processes involved in making of steel pens are demonstrated and visitors can make their own nib.
The 'Philip Poole Room' which also features our gift shop area and further displays related to manufacturers involved in the Birmingham pen making industries. Fantastic objects including the William Mitchell nib pyramid and Hinks Wells Star all made from steel nibs..

Carl Chinn Room

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Meeting room available for hire and themed around the story of writing.
This unique and much-loved, small, independent museum - the only one of its kind in Britain. It is maintained entirely by volunteers. However, it costs us almost £100 per day to keep the museum going. Without your donation, we struggle to meet those day-to-day running costs. Every pound you place in our donations' box helps to keep it alive.

Gift Aid can increase a £2 donation to £2.50.

Please help support The Pen Museum by making a donation before you leave and we hope very much that you enjoy your visit.





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