This grand institution is a Mecca for pen enthusiasts such as myself. I spend many a day browsing its proud displays of Birmingham's glorious pen-manufacturing heritage. Some may scoff at the museum's small size, but all I can say is that "small is beautiful". The narrow-minded jokers will never appreciate the wonder of pens lined up neatly in a row, or the beauty of the reconstituted Victorian schoolroom which gives such a great example in contrast to the comprehensive schools of today with their feral pupils and knife crime. Some modern revisionists may question their ways, but it is beyond that the Victorians knew how to maintain discipline and standards, hence their wild success at home and abroad. For those who appreciate the artistry of the pen and the many different formats in which this noble tool is presented, this marvellous museum is a dream come true.
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