Suffrage Exhibition & the Winner Is!

Linda Toft - Clock
Suffrage Exhibition Prize Giving As reported in the Summer edition of Pentalk, the Penscribes at the Pen Museum mounted an exhibition of calligraphy in the museum entitled “Suffrage”.  In the spirit of the subject matter, visitors and volunteers were invited to vote on which piece of work most appealed to them.  The slips have now [...]

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. [...]

It’s World Book Day

Chris Collett
Today the whole world honours books – and what are books written with? Okay, thee days it’s mostly computer keyboards. Yet the greatest works of literature ever written were first done by hand using exactly the kinds of pens we have here in the museum. We don’t use the word ‘exactly’ lightly, either. During the [...]

‘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 […]