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Bostin’ Creative “Forewords”

Women of the Pen Trade This year, we at Bostin' Creative were awarded Arts Council funding to work with Turves Green Girls School and Four Dwellings Academy, in partnership with the Birmingham Pen Museum. Together, using the Women of the Birmingham Pen Trade as our artistic stimulus, we have created a promenade piece of Theatre, [...]

Suffrage Exhibition & the Winner Is!

Linda Toft - Clock
Suffrage Exhibition Prize Giving As reported in the Summer edition of Pentalk, the Penscribes at the Pen Museum mounted an exhibition of calligraphy in the museum entitled “Suffrage”.  In the spirit of the subject matter, visitors and volunteers were invited to vote on which piece of work most appealed to them.  The slips have now [...]

Amazon Referral Donations

Amazon Associates
Shopping at Amazon Holiday Time is on the way - Christmas shopping with Amazon and Donations to Us! Buy products from Amazon? Then just click through using our Amazon Associates link and 5% or more of your purchases could be making its way back to The Pen Museum. It really is that easy, you don't [...]

Bostin’ Creative – Arts & Theatre

The Pen Museum is an ideal place for school and group visits. Whether you’re an adult learner, community group or school you can enjoy guided tours, making and using a range of pens and even dressing up. Schools & Special Groups

Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail & Treats Celebrate Halloween in the historic Jewellery Quarter throughout October half-term with the Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail! There will be no tricks only free treats for any families who visit one of the five participating venues in costume between Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November. Pick up one of the free [...]

Favourite exhibit: Steel Nib Making

Visitor Engagement Pen Museum
Most museums ask that you don’t touch things. A few have items that it’s okay to examine. The Pen Museum has one that you actually use. You’ll need to be shown how but then you can use the same tools that pen manufacturing staff did. They had to make hundreds and you’ll only need to [...]

Suffrage Exhibition

Suffrage
Penscribes, an amateur calligraphy group, invite visitors at the Pen Museum to view the temporary exhibition of calligraphy on the theme of Suffrage to celebrate 100 years since the first women got the vote.  In the spirit of the subject matter you are invited to vote on which piece of work appeals to you most. [...]