Visit Us

The Pen Museum is located in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, in what was once William Wiley’s pen factory and what is now the Argent Centre – a fabulous red brick building on the corner of Legge Lane and Frederick Street.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Closed 25th December.

Last admission is 45 minutes before the museum closes.   


Adult:            £5.00 / Gift Aid: £5.50*

Concession:  £4.00 / Gift Aid: £4.40* (Adults 65 and over)

Students: £4.00 / Gift Aid: £4.40*

Children under 16 go free.

*Gift Aid admission prices include a 10% voluntary donation, and by paying this you enable the Museum to reclaim the tax back on the whole amount paid as part of the Government Gift Aid Scheme. For us, that’s currently worth an extra 25p for every pound you give which means your donation will provide more support for our work.

Admission prices as of 10/11/2016

How to find us

The Pen Museum is a 10-15 minute walk from Birmingham’s central shopping area, as well as being well served by public transport.

On foot:
Follow Newhall Street into Graham Street and then turn right into Frederick Street. Entrance to the museum is just after Legge Lane.

By bus:
Number 101 bus from the city centre stops on Frederick Street just outside the Pen Museum.

By train:
The Jewellery Quarter station on Vyse Street is the nearest railway station, with regular train services running from Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill stations.

By tram:
Don’t forget that if you are travelling to us from the city centre then you can hop on the Midland Metro tram for as little as £1 (90p with a swift card) and you’ll be  at the Jewellery Quarter station within 10 minutes! Just ask the conductor for a City Hop ticket. The Museum is then only a short walk away.

By car:
On street parking is available around the Pen Museum. All street parking is pay and display, and charges apply every day except Sundays.

Access and Facilities

As the Pen Museum is located in a listed historic building, wheelchair access to some areas is limited.
A toilet with disabled access and a baby changing facility is available to all visitors.