Derwent Pencil Museum

017687 73626
kes_museum@acco.com
http://www.derwentart.com

Southey Works
Keswick
CA125NG

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Covid 19 Update


Reopening the Derwent Pencil Museum

Following several extraordinary months - and with a host of new safety measures in place – we are hoping to open The Derwent Pencil Museum mid July
Our staff are excited to be back but our priority continues to be their - and our visitors – health, safety and wellbeing. This is why we are now taking telephone bookings for our Museum visitors. This is essential to allow us the opportunity to operate in a safe manner which allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your Museum visit.
We have now introduced new measures throughout the building

  • The Café is closed – take away cold drinks only.
     
  • The Shop – to allow for social distancing, we have limited the number of people permitted in the shop. We have re defined entry and exit points, sanitiser stations, social distancing markers, and, where possible contactless card payments. There are now 2 separate retail tills to alleviate any queues
     
  • The Museum - Reduced number of visitors allowed in the museum with social distancing guidelines. Telephone booking advisable directly through the museum, payment required at the time of booking. We have frequent deep-cleaning processes in place, one-way floor markings and signage, hand sanitisation points, and team members available to help with the flow of visitors. Overflow queue system in place outside the building. Option to book a visit to return at a later date or time (depending on availability)

Visitor safety
Your visit to the museum may be a little different due to the new Safety procedures we have now put in place, however, our focus still remains on delivering an enjoyable museum experience.

1. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment of our entire business, sharing the results with every member of our team.
2. Extensive training has been given to all employees on hygiene, social distancing and transmission risks.
3. Increased cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures are in place throughout the building, in addition we are providing 2 air purifiers for additional safety.
4. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure people can maintain a safe social distance.
5. At the beginning of each day, every member of our team has their temperature taken, and we will be recording visitor and staff details in line with the Government's contact track and trace initiative with the NHS.

Derwent Pencil Museum, the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832.


Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered in the 1550's. 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 journey of pencil and graphite discovery. Art workshops, demonstrations, quizes, colouring in, Theres so much more to a pencil.  

Free entry to:

The Derwent Pencil Shop, stocking the full range of Derwent Fine Art Pencils
 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 £4.95, Children £3.95, Concession £4.50- various Family Tickets, Ages 5 and under are free. 

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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Covid 19 Update


Reopening the Derwent Pencil Museum

Following several extraordinary months - and with a host of new safety measures in place – we are hoping to open The Derwent Pencil Museum mid July
Our staff are excited to be back but our priority continues to be their - and our visitors – health, safety and wellbeing. This is why we are now taking telephone bookings for our Museum visitors. This is essential to allow us the opportunity to operate in a safe manner which allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your Museum visit.
We have now introduced new measures throughout the building

  • The Café is closed – take away cold drinks only.
     
  • The Shop – to allow for social distancing, we have limited the number of people permitted in the shop. We have re defined entry and exit points, sanitiser stations, social distancing markers, and, where possible contactless card payments. There are now 2 separate retail tills to alleviate any queues
     
  • The Museum - Reduced number of visitors allowed in the museum with social distancing guidelines. Telephone booking advisable directly through the museum, payment required at the time of booking. We have frequent deep-cleaning processes in place, one-way floor markings and signage, hand sanitisation points, and team members available to help with the flow of visitors. Overflow queue system in place outside the building. Option to book a visit to return at a later date or time (depending on availability)

Visitor safety
Your visit to the museum may be a little different due to the new Safety procedures we have now put in place, however, our focus still remains on delivering an enjoyable museum experience.

1. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment of our entire business, sharing the results with every member of our team.
2. Extensive training has been given to all employees on hygiene, social distancing and transmission risks.
3. Increased cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures are in place throughout the building, in addition we are providing 2 air purifiers for additional safety.
4. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure people can maintain a safe social distance.
5. At the beginning of each day, every member of our team has their temperature taken, and we will be recording visitor and staff details in line with the Government's contact track and trace initiative with the NHS.

Derwent Pencil Museum, the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832.


Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered in the 1550's. 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 journey of pencil and graphite discovery. Art workshops, demonstrations, quizes, colouring in, Theres so much more to a pencil.  

Free entry to:

The Derwent Pencil Shop, stocking the full range of Derwent Fine Art Pencils
 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 £4.95, Children £3.95, Concession £4.50- various Family Tickets, Ages 5 and under are free. 

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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