The Pen Museum

60 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HS

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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 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.

Opening Times

Please contact The Pen Museum for the latest opening times.


Admission to the Museum is free.

Donations are appreciated.

Guided tours available or browse at your leisure. Allow 1 to 2 hours for a visit.

The Pen Museum is a charity run entirely by volunteers and relies on membership, donations and sales to run the museum.

(Group's by Prior Arrangement suggested donation £2 per head)

Open every day(except 25/26 December)

Monday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm

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