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Unit 3 The Argent Centre
60 Frederick Street
Jewellery Quarter
Hockley
Birmingham, West Midlands
B1 3HS
United Kingdom

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Pen Museum

During the 19th Century, 75% of everything written in the world was with a ‘Birmingham’ pen. Birmingham was at the forefront of this trade until it declined in the 1950’s with the invention of the biro and fountain pen. At one time there were about 100 factories in the Jewellery Quarter area. The development of the steel pen reduced the cost of writing and enabled the spread of literacy throughout the world.

Set in the atmosphere of a former Victorian pen factory, our Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of this trade. The Museum is more than just a passive museum with objects on display. It is a hands on collection! Visitors can try writing with a variety of different implements including quills and typewriters; you can also try writing in Braille or make your own steel pen nib using original machinery.


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