Take an interesting look into Birmingham’s past at The Pen Room. A long time ago, in order to write, a pen with a nib would be dipped into a separate ink pot. Though this kind of writing has died out, its legacy can still be celebrated at this unique museum. Partake in calligraphy classes, help with making a pen nib and inscribe your name with the Braille machine. There is a considerable range of things to see and do at the Pen Room, and with the benefit of the museum being free, it is also particularly great value.
The Pen Room, Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick St, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS (0121 236 9834)