Local Charities Day 2018

Local Charities Day
Local Charities Day 14 December 2018 The day will highlight the work of small, local charities that are making remarkable differences to their communities. It will also shine a spotlight on the amazing volunteers and charities that devote their time to improving the lives of others. We are ourselves recipients of the Queens Award for [...]

Bostin’ Creative Arts & Theatre

Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre
Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre After the most successful/manic/so worth it week here is a link to the process of ‘Forewords!’ All thanks to Martin McNally. A huge thanks to the Pen Museum, Four Dwellings Academy and Turves Green Girls School! Give it a watch and let us know what you think. Forewords Project Forewords [...]

Bostin’ Creative “Forewords”

Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre
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, [...]

World Calligraphy Day 2018

World Calligraphy Day
World Calligraphy Day Manuscript Pen Company are celebrating the success of the second World Calligraphy Day across the world. World Calligraphy Day 2018 The renowned pen manufacturer celebrated the popular craft at The Pen Museum, as people put pen to paper both in Birmingham and throughout the globe on the second World Calligraphy Day. There [...]

West Midlands Museum Development Volunteer Awards 2017

West Midlands Volunteer Awards Nick Lambert
On 19 September at the Birmingham Hippodrome, 130 guests were treated to a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment for the West Midlands Volunteer Awards ceremony. These awards were established to highlight the crucial work and invaluable efforts made by volunteers to the museum sector. One of these guests was Nick Lambert, Visitor Engagement volunteer from the [...]

World Calligraphy Day 2017 writing its own headlines

World Calligraphy Day 2017

Manuscript Pen Company are celebrating the success of the inaugural World Calligraphy Day 2017 across the world. World Calligraphy Day 2017 The renowned pen manufacturer celebrated the popular craft at The Pen Museum, as people put pen to paper both in Birmingham and throughout the globe. With record numbers visiting the Jewellery Quarter attraction, attendees […]

Pen Museum launches exhibition space and receives QAVS

Avatar Logo Pen Museum

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant and match funding, the Pen Museum opens its doors to the public; showcasing a new entrance, exhibition, shop and more. Alongside this launch, the museum’s volunteers will be formally presented with the Prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands The Lord Mayor of […]

Museum Re-Launch – Wait is almost over

The Pen Museum Development

Museum Re-Launch – Doors Open in November 2016. Exciting News! Our new exhibition and retail area accessible direct from Frederick Street via the brand new Museum entrance is due to open early in November. Revised entrance fees will apply at this time and updated information will be posted to our website and social media channels, including […]

‘Flourishing Museum’ Oral Histories

Albert Works Jewellery Quarter

We are collecting Oral Histories to provide sound resources for a new exhibition at the Museum and capture pen trade stories before they are lost. Please contact the Museum if you are able to help with providing memories of people who at one time worked or continue to work in the Pen Trade in the […]