The Pencil Museum

017687 73626
017687 73626
kes_museum@acco.com
http://www.pencilmuseum.co.uk

Southey Works
Keswick
CA125NG

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The Pencil Museum will re-open on 26th May 2017

Visit Keswick, in the Lake District, the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, the home of pencil perfection since 1832.


Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered 350 years ago. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today. A quiz for children makes the whole visit an adventure and discovery. The video theatre shows two presentations, and be amazed at the Worlds Longest Pencil. Other displays demonstrate the uses of pencils, with helpful hints and tips for budding artists. There is a children's area where they can “have a go” with different pencils and crayons and a shop that sells the full range of Derwent pencils.

Free entry to:

The Derwent Pencil Shop, stocking the full range of Derwent Fine Art Pencils
Sketchers Coffee shop, where you can relax with a coffee and a lovely slice of one of our delicious cakes, and enjoy our free WIFI.

The Museum is an all weather activity for all the family,

Adults £4.50, Children £3.50, Concession £3.50 Family Ticket £12.50 (2 adults & 2 Children), under 5's free entry

Location

Only a short walk from Keswick town centre. Walk down the main street from the Tourist Information Centre following the fingerposts. Continue straight on, then turn right immediately prior to the road bridge over the River Greta. The Museum is on your left, just before the pencil factory.

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The Pencil Museum will re-open on 26th May 2017

Visit Keswick, in the Lake District, the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, the home of pencil perfection since 1832.


Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered 350 years ago. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today. A quiz for children makes the whole visit an adventure and discovery. The video theatre shows two presentations, and be amazed at the Worlds Longest Pencil. Other displays demonstrate the uses of pencils, with helpful hints and tips for budding artists. There is a children's area where they can “have a go” with different pencils and crayons and a shop that sells the full range of Derwent pencils.

Free entry to:

The Derwent Pencil Shop, stocking the full range of Derwent Fine Art Pencils
Sketchers Coffee shop, where you can relax with a coffee and a lovely slice of one of our delicious cakes, and enjoy our free WIFI.

The Museum is an all weather activity for all the family,

Adults £4.50, Children £3.50, Concession £3.50 Family Ticket £12.50 (2 adults & 2 Children), under 5's free entry

Location

Only a short walk from Keswick town centre. Walk down the main street from the Tourist Information Centre following the fingerposts. Continue straight on, then turn right immediately prior to the road bridge over the River Greta. The Museum is on your left, just before the pencil factory.

Your enquiry will be sent directly to The Pencil Museum. Please fill in as much detail as you can.

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