Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HS
It's a small charge of £2 to enter the Pen Museum and it is well worth the money.
Upon entering you get to view the the pens from start to finish and see how they have evolved over time.
photo source (lady using fly press) : http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/nostalgia/making-mighty-pen-birmingham-10098727
The greatest part of this room is being able to make your very own Pen Nib! The nibs are made by using a Fly press to cut and press the shapes aided by a Dye to ensure an exact replica every time With a tour from a member of the staff I soon found out that it was only women who made the pen nibs and they would be expected to make over 20,000 pen nibs a day!! Impressive! Lovely to hear about the women's job role's as back then it was a male dominated industry.
the further you get through the museum you get to try out the old equipment such as typewriters and your even taught how to right your name in braille! This is a fantastic experience and really makes you understand just how incredible people who read braille are and how fast their mind must work!
fantastic visit! loved the braille and loved the texture! maybe a hidden braille message throughout my next piece? who knows!