Learning Calligraphy Sheila Smith: Held at the Pen Museum classes are designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to […]
Our focus is on the important legacy of Birmingham’s 19th Century pen trade and its significant contribution to improving literacy throughout the world. It’s located in a former pen factory, built in 1863, where visitors experience writing with feather quills, reeds and steel nibs and can also make their own nib using traditional methods. The Museum narrates the interesting lives, stories and important expertise of manufacturers, owners and workers that resulted in Birmingham once manufacturing 75% of the world’s pens.