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Derwent Pencil Museum

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Derwent Pencil Museum (previously Cumberland Pencil Museum), situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, is a great all weather attraction for the whole family with lots of things to see and do.

Be amazed at the world's longest colour pencil, marvel at the James Bond style World War II pencil, follow the history of pencil making in words, pictures and lovingly restored machinery, find out exactly how they get a lead into a pencil today and there's a funky Kids Art Studio, where they hold art and crafts events throughout the year.

There is an ever changing programme of free demonstrations, tuition workshops and family fun days designed to appeal to everyone whether you are a doodler, a sketcher or an aspiring artist.

If you would like to visit regularly, a Family Membership Pass is available that covers entry to the museum for 12 months, plus a 10 per cent discount in the retail shop.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00 



Southey Works,
CA12 5NG,

Phone number

017687 73626


General Admission
Adults: £4.95
Kids: £3.95
Concessions: £4.50

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