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The Pen Museum is an ideal place for school and special community group visits.


Our Museum welcomes  parties from Schools and other education establishments to learn about the importance of the Birmingham pen trade to the world (and literacy generally) through our unique collections and interactive displays. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a hands on experience including making a pen nib and sampling calligraphy skills.

We can also customise a visit in terms of both time and activities to suit the age group or specific needs. Please do get in touch by contacting us in the first instance.

Usually we charge a special rate of £5 per Student (Teachers: FREE).

(Recommended for Children aged 10+)

Edgbaston Girls School Newsletter June 2022

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we hope to return”

Special Groups

Throughout the Museum there are a range of activities for people of all ages to enjoy including writing with a quill and ink, using typewriters, try your hand at calligraphy, use graphology to analyse your handwriting, follow the nib trail, hear first hand experiences of pen workers, plus an exciting opportunity to make your own nib using the same machinery once operated by women workers in the 19th century.

Special groups rate: £5 per Person (Teachers/Carers FREE)

Please contact us in the first instance to arrange a visit.

“Many thanks for looking after our party from RESTORE, we had a great time! The time we spent with you was really informative, interactive and fun. From the welcome at reception and initial introduction to the museum, through all the input from other members of the team and the activities on offer I was very impressed and grateful. I look forward to returning again with another group and encourage you to keep up the really good work!”