Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy and explore our amazing collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham Steel Pen Trade and the history of writing.
Visit: Pen Museum, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandSet in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum is unique in the UK. It celebrates the legacy of Birmingham's 19th century steel pen trade, where mass production first made mass communication possible. And through exports, made an enormous contribution to global literacy. In effect, this is where the world learned to write. Our museum is based in an 1863 Florentine Renaissance style former pen factory; 1 factory of 129 in Birmingham that once manufactured the majority of the world's pens. The Museum holds regular calligraphy workshops and learning sessions.Visit Us and discover how the Jewellery Quarter was home to many of the factories manufacturing the ‘Birmingham pen’ which supplied 75% of the world’s pens during the 19th Century.