The Culture Trip July 2017 Must Visit
Home to countless museums, arts venues, heritage sites and family attractions, the UK’s second city has way more to offer than a good Balti. Read on to plan your perfect Must Visit weekend in Birmingham.
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter was once home to over 100 factories manufacturing the ‘Birmingham pen’ – now it’s home to this museum that tells the tale. Housing over 5000 objects, visitors can learn how Birmingham’s steel pen trade supplied 75% of the world’s pens during the 19th century. The museum also runs a range of calligraphy classes in the CalliCreative Room, designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.
Thanks to Richard Franks for this article.