Museums and Art Galleries: Inner City (Jewellery Quarter)
The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham. B1 3HS • (0121) 236 9834
The museum opened in 2001 and contains an amazing collection of around 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.
Galleries are themed including the 'Pen Room' area where the processes involved in the making of steel pens are demonstrated and visitors can make their own nib. The Pen Museum is a charity run entirely by volunteers and relies on membership, donations and sales to run the museum.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 11am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm-4pm Sunday, Closed Monday (please check the website for any late changes).
Advance booking is not required.
Located north west of the city centre in The Jewellery Quarter on the corner of Frederick Street and Legge Lane.
St Paul's Midland Metro tram stop: Ten minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Pen Museum, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham. B1 3HS • (0121) 236 9834
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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