Pen Museum

Pen Museum is a museum located in Birmingham, England, UK and dedicated to educating visitors about the history of the trade of steel pens in Birmingham. The Pen Museum, the only museum in the United Kingdom dedicated to the history of the pen industry, explains how Birmingham has become the center of global pen trade. The museum is managed by the Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association, which was established in 1996 as a registered charity and became a charity incorporated in 2018. The museum is located in Birmingham’s Jewelery District, in the Center. Money. The Silver Center itself housed a pen factory and is a Grade II * listed building. The museum opened in April 2001 and in June 2002, the Philp Poole Room Gallery opened. The new exhibition and shop area with a new entrance to the Museum opened in November 2016. In the 19th century, around 100 companies distributed steel pens in Birmingham. The feathers produced were distributed all over the world, until the trade was surpassed by fountain pens and ballpoint pen.

The museum looks at the lives of employers and workers involved in the business, as well as providing information about pen companies. He also has information on how the steel feathers were made and has feathers on the display. Beyond the steel feather, the museum also aims to educate on other forms of writing materials and on writing in general. Information at the museum is given through exhibits and visits by volunteer guides, as well as demonstrations and hands-on activities, such as writing with different types of pens, typewriters and Braille machines, and making a pen with original factory presses. . Admission to the museum is by admission, additional donations are appreciated. The museum also organizes workshops for family and community groups on various topics, lectures on the history of the pen trade and genealogy research. The museum has a store that sells books, pens and gifts and memorabilia related to writing.

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