The Quarter is a fantastic environment for learning and discovery. The visitor attractions are suitable for all ages and school visits can be arranged with the Jewellery Quarter Museums.
Learning at the Pen Museum
The Pen Room has a range of educational activities that cover both formal and informal learning. The collection can be used to support a variety of curricular subjects including literacy, local history and citizenship.
For more information about the Pen Museum please call 0121 236 9834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pen Room Museum & Learning Centre
Unit 3, The Argent Centre
60 Frederick Street
Birmingham B1 3HS
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers an exciting range of events and activities for schools and community groups, as well as for families throughout the year.
Schools and colleges – what’s on offer?
- Smith & Pepper Factory Tour.
- Visit to Earth’s Riches: Jewellery from the Natural World – a permanent exhibition that takes a look at jewellery from a more global perspective.
- Workshops covering a broad range of subjects and themes, including illustrated talks, handling sessions and practical activities.
- Galleries about the history of the Jewellery Quarter.
Planning your visit:
- The Museum can accommodate 30 pupils/students at any one time.
- Our programme of workshops and activities suitable for Key Stages 1-4 and upwards can be tailored to suit individual needs.
- The recommended time for your visit is between 1.5 – 2 hours.
- Prior booking for a visit is absolutely essential to avoid disappointment on the day.
- Please note that the Museum is closed every Monday with the exception of bank holidays.
- There is a space available for lunch subject to availability. Please enquire about this facility when booking in your group.
- Disabled access and toilets are available on site.
For further information and to discuss your needs in more detail, please contact the Education and Outreach Officer on 0121 551 9025 or 0121 303 3890. Alternatively, visit www.bmag.org.uk or www.schoolsliaison.org.uk.
Location: 75 – 79 Vyse Street, just 75 metres from the Jewellery Quarter clock and 25 metres from the Jewellery Quarter Station.
Learning in the Cemeteries
Almost 200 years old, the two historic Cemeteries of Key Hill and Warstone Lane are both Grade II registered historic gardens and include some unusual catacombs. They are the burial place of politicians and inventors from the Chamberlain family through to Alfred Bird, inventor of eggless custard!