We Are Open Again!

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From Saturday September 25 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.

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

Join the Team

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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? There are a number of roles and opportunities to suit you and your availability, so please do get in touch. No prior [...]

Twenty Years in the Making

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 [...]

Birmingham Pen Shows

Birmingham International Pen Show Birmingham Pen Shows will be held in a fantastic new venue. Birmingham Conference and Events Centre is very close to New Street Station and the Grand Central shopping centre. Parking is behind the venue. This show has replaced the MIDLANDS Pen show, formerly held in Lichfield. This is the first big change [...]

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day Trade Unions and Women The Rise And Fall Of Unity The mid-19th century female pen worker earned money to feed her family or supplement men's low pay. As the industry thrived and more women were employed, the began to organise themselves to fight for fairer wages, the abolition of fines, better safety [...]

Argent Centre – Revealed

The home of Birmingham's Pen Museum, the Argent Centre has undergone restoration. The work was undertaken by owners of the Argent Centre; Midlands Industrial Association supported by JQ Townscape Heritage, a National Lottery Heritage Fund scheme. The scheme with works to restore the property and reinstate corner the two turrets is now complete. The Argent [...]