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Support Us

Do you enjoy engaging with local Birmingham history? We have various ways you can get involved and support Our Museum


As Guardians of the Pen Museum and the rich Heritage of the Birmingham Pen Trade, we depend on the generosity of our visitors & supporters.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 roles and opportunities to suit you and your availability, so get in touch.

No prior experience required, however, we look for friendly, approachable individuals with an interest in heritage*

*Aged 16+

If you are interested in joining the Pen Museum please contact us to arrange an informal chat with the Operations Manager, to discuss our available roles, meet everyone, plus tea and biscuits of course.


Get in touch we would love to meet you.

Our Museum is a recipient of the Queens for Voluntary Service which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

This annual award is considered the MBE for volunteer groups – read about us


Student Placements

Our Museum can offer placement opportunities for those interested in history, heritage and tourism professions.

We welcome enquiries from students for work experience at any time of the year at any stage of their academic career at aged 16 or over. Our availability to accept new students does depend on the numbers involved at one time therefore we suggest students liaise with their tutors or teachers before contacting the museum.

We offer a structured programme depending on the school’s and/or student’s own requirements.


Why not become part of something exciting?

Support the work of the Pen Museum by becoming a member today!

Members receive a regular newsletter “Pen Talk”, a lapel badge, Membership Card, voting rights at Annual General Meetings and enjoy 20%  members discount in our gift shop.

Members must be over the age of 18.

Annual memberships cost:

Single membership: £15.00

Couples membership: £25.00

Overseas single membership: £18.75

Overseas couples membership: £30.00

To become a member:

By post:
Contact the Museum to request a membership form, when completed send with your cheque payable to BPTHA to Linda Murch Membership Secretary, The Pen Museum, Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HS.

N.B If you wish to make a further donation with your membership, complete the relevant section of the form. If you are a qualifying UK Tax Payer and wish to Gift Aid the donation please complete the Gift Aid section.

Internet Payments:

Online Banking:
BACS Payment can be made direct to our account:
See our membership form for details.