Museum


NEWS – February 1, 2021
Celebrating a unique story of craftsmanship in fine writing instruments, Parker unveiled its first ever private museum on 23rd January 2015 - an exhibition dedicated to the tale of how one man’s imagination and entrepreneurial spirit that shaped the history of fine writing.

*museum not open to public


It Will Always Be Possible to Make a Better Pen

Founder George S. Parker stated “it will always be possible to make a better pen” and through key artefacts and past collections, The Parker Museum illustrates how the brand has continued to do this decade after decade.




This forward thinking attitude is etched into the brand’s make-up and the museum will provide an evolving source of inspiration to continue the brand’s drive, innovation and growth today, making fine writing more relevant than ever.

Rich History and Bright Future

Encasing the themes of Entrepreneurial Passion, Innovation, Craftsmanship, Quality and Excellence, the museum includes poignant artefacts and pens from Parker's extensive archives. Over 150 items showcase Parker's rich history as well as the personality, passions and interests of significant Parker family members.

Rich History and Bright Future

Encasing the themes of Entrepreneurial Passion, Innovation, Craftsmanship, Quality and Excellence, the museum includes poignant artefacts and pens from Parker's extensive archives. Over 150 items showcase Parker's rich history as well as the personality, passions and interests of significant Parker family members.

A Very Proud Moment

Geoffrey Parker, who plays an important role in conserving the family’s appetite for innovation and craftsmanship, commented: "The opening of The Parker Museum marks a very proud moment for me. The moments and stories illustrated in the museum really showcase the brand’s great accomplishments and reflect Parker's strong heritage and values."



"My family have been collecting artefacts since the business launched in 1888 and so it is a real joy
to share so many of them today, alongside the brand’s archives." -Geoffrey Parker



Archive


An unprecedented collection of pens, advertising materials, films, videos and artefacts collected since the foundation of the company in 1888."

Parker Archives

For the first time these private archives, located in London, will collate the historic story of Parker on one site. Consisting of over 30,000 items, this collection spans from the principal Parker site in Janesville, USA to Newhaven, UK and Nantes, France, ensuring the legacy of Parker is maintained for generations to come.

Parker Archives

For the first time these private archives, located in London, will collate the historic story of Parker on one site. Consisting of over 30,000 items, this collection spans from the principal Parker site in Janesville, USA to Newhaven, UK and Nantes, France, ensuring the legacy of Parker is maintained for generations to come.



Often used as a source of inspiration for new innovations, ideas and creations, Heritage House is maintained by one dedicated Parker employee responsible for curating and archiving of our precious collection.

For any enquiries, please contact
heritage.house@parkerpen.com



Heritage House: The Parker Museum


Explore and celebrate over 100 years of history in the Parker Museum, a private exhibit dedicated to the innovative and inspiring story of founder George S. Parker. Opened in 2015, the Parker Museum displays over 150 items and artefacts from Parker's private collection, including pens, advertising materials, films, videos and more. You may enquire for more information about Heritage House by contacting our dedicated Parker Museum expert, responsible for curating and archiving all artefacts within Heritage House."