Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Pen Room

  • 60 Frederick St. Map It
  • Jewellery Quarter

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

During the 19th century, Birmingham was the hub of the world pen trade. This compact museum in a former factory illustrates that heyday through an overwhelming and decorative array of nibs, quills, fountain pens, inks, and all the paraphernalia of the pre-ballpoint era. You can try your hand at calligraphy and make your own nib.

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Unit 3, the Argent Centre, 60 Frederick St., Birmingham, B1 3HS, England

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Sight Details:

  • Free; suggested donation £2
  • Mon.–Sat. 11–4, Sun. 1–4

Published 08/18/2015


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