This is a real gem, hidden away in the jewellery quarter. It is open 7 days a week and is free! there are enthusiastic volunteers who will help you to actually make a nib staring with a sheet of metal and using the original machines. you can see how tough it was for the women years ago. There are so many cabinets full of well laid out memorabilia to bring home what an extensive trade it was!
Through in the second room you can watch a 10 minute video of interviews with original workers telling of the conditions and about the history of making pens. at one time, 75% of pens in the world were made here or roundabout here. The steam which was produced was used in the Turkish baths on the floor above!
The highlight has to be the table of variuos pens and quills with puts of ink and paper to do your own writing. A real joy for adults and families alike. There is no cafe but there are several eating and drinking places nearby as well as a Tesco Express 100m away., and you can bring your own! . .
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