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Cumberland Pencil Museum

Keswick, Cumbria, England

  • A young girl posing with a gigantic pencil at the Cumberland Pencil Museum
  • A group of children posing with a mascot at Cumberland Pencil Museum
  • Visitors looking at the intriguing display at the Cumberland Pencil Museum

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

The 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.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG, England

Contact

Click here to visit Cumberland Pencil Museum's website
017687 73626

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Museum temporarily closed due to flooding.

Pricing

Adult: £4.50

Child (5 to 16 years): £3.50

Concession: £3.50

Student: £4.00

Under 5s: Free

More Information

Eating information

Sketchers Coffee shop serves morning cappuccinos, light lunches, kids' themed picnic boxes, and scrummy afternoon treats.

Toilets

Babies changing facilities can be found in the disabled toilet.

Gift shop

In the shop they sell the entire range of Derwent Pencils, watercolour and colouring. Along with a selection of Cumbrian crafts, colouring books and a range of bespoke pencil jewellery.

Baby food facilities

They can warm your baby's food. Just ask a member of the team.

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Cumberland Pencil Museum

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