Culture Recovery Fund Round 3

Gillotts Shop Display

Pen Museum to receive £31,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund The Pen Museum celebrates Birmingham’s unique place as the world centre for steel pen manufacturing in the later 19th century/early 20th Century and the grant received will not only help secure our survival but help us prepare for extending our repening […]

Birmingham Pen Show November 2021

First Class Selected Nib
Birmingham International Pen Show Birmingham Pen Shows will be held in a fantastic new venue 28 November 2021. The Pen Museum will be attending the Birmingham Show this year, come along and meet Andy and Jo who will be happy to meet you and talk pens and calligraphy - we hope to see you. Birmingham Conference [...]

Job Vacancy: Museum Manager

Thank You from Everyone
Museum Manager [Closed] Required for Birmingham’s unique Pen Museum. To provide day-to-day management of operations. Oversee all facilities and play a major role in supporting its strategic development. Salary: £30,000 per annum (Pro Rata). Part Time Position: 22.5 hours per week. Location: Birmingham Closing Date: 07 November 2021 View Job Description Requirements: CV and Covering [...]

We Are Open Again!

Clocking in Clock

From Saturday September 25 2021 our museum reopens to visitors at last. It is good to be back and we really look forward to meeting visitors again after a long period of closure. Booking is Essential – Tickets should be booked via Art Tickets

Culture Recovery Fund – Round 1 CRF1

13th October 2020 Pen Museum Update Absolutely thrilled to have been awarded funding as part of the Culture Recovery Fund. This vital support will help improve access to our unique and wonderful steel pen collection and enable us to recount the important social history of Birmingham’s 19th Century pen workers whose skill and craftsmanship helped […]

World Calligraphy Day 2021

Coming up on the 11th of August 2021 #WorldCalligraphyDay Run by our friends at @ManuscriptPenCo, the theme for this year is encouraging people across the world to write their favourite positive word and share it with the hashtag #WorldCalligraphyDay and #SaySomethingSpecial

Volunteer for Christmas

Christmas Gift Tag Drop-in-Workshop

Volunteers Required Our Museum is always happy to recruit additional volunteers to our team. Why not gain new skills and use your time and talents to help us create great experiences for our visitors? We are in need of volunteers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the festive season into the New Year. No prior experience […]

Twenty Years in the Making

Somerville Wallet

Twenty Years Ago 2001 20th Birthday celebrations April  29th 2021 for Our Museum. Sadly we are not able to open again just yet but that time edges closer within the Roadmap. Thank you to everyone in particular our Founders Brian Jones MBE, Colin Giles, Larry Hanks and Ray Handley. Also of course our Volunteers, Trustees, […]

Culture Recovery Fund – Round 2


2nd April 2021 Pen Museum Museum Update. Absolutely thrilled to have been awarded funding as part of the Culture Recovery Fund. Andy Munro, Chair of the Trustees of the Pen Museum said;   “The Pen Museum Trustees and Volunteers are grateful for the continued support from the Arts Council and the Government Cultural Recovery Fund.  It […]