Argent Centre – Towering Glory

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 almost complete. There will […]

Culture Recovery Fund

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 [...]

2020 Fundraising Appeal

2020 Fundraising Appeal Our heartfelt thanks go out to every one of our generous Crowdfunding supporters who helped us raise an amazing £6,163 in just 41 days. We will be in touch in due course as well with all those generous supporters who also selected a reward with their donation. Whilst we have been fortunate [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Birmingham Calligraphy Society

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Exhibition The Pen Museum is delighted to host a brand new exhibition in partnership with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society. A total of 9 contributors have come together to present an incredible variety of styles and themes. With Psalms, the Staffordshire Hoard and even a gilded badger to name a few, this colourful exhibition is sure […]

New President signs in

Phil Davis

President Appointment Birmingham City Councillor Philip Davis became President of The Pen Museum from April, at the beginning of an important new chapter in this unique museum’s history.  His appointment coincides with its formal transition into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, at the start of an ambitious expansion and development programme.   Cllr. Davis is well […]

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 [...]