4. The Pen Museum
Birmingham has a longstanding relationship with the art of pen making. In the 19th century, the city was responsible for 75% of the pens being used in the world. It is this heritage that the Pen Museum shines a spotlight on and honours.
A collection of vintage typewriters on display, stamps from the past, a braille machine, every visitor is privy to some of the classic and antique equipment that was used in the olden days for writing.
A more hands-on approach is encouraged at the Museum as one can try writing with a wooden nib pen or take calligraphy classes on special days.
As a souvenir, a variety of pen nibs to glass inkwells and other stationery is available that can be bought from the gift shop.