Pen Room View Pen Museum

Pen Museum – Jewellery Quarter

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection.

5,000+ objects from Birmingham’s steel pen trade.

The Pen Museum focuses on the important legacy of Birmingham’s 19th Century pen trade and its significant contribution to improving literacy throughout the world. It’s located in a former pen factory, built in 1863, where visitors experience writing with feather quills and steel nibs and can also make their own nib using traditional methods. The Museum narrates the interesting lives, stories and important expertise of manufacturers, owners and workers that resulted in Birmingham once manufacturing 75% of the world’s pens.  Our team are also happy to answer (where possible) general questions about pens.

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