Derwent Pencil Museum

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

Southey Works
Keswick
CA125NG

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Update: Temporary Museum Closure Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Regretfully we have had to take the decision to close the Derwent Pencil Museum, re-opening for October half term (26th – 30th October). The Museum will close on Sunday 4th Oct at 17.00. Following the half term holiday, we will close again until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back, please follow us on social media for updates about re-opening.
 

Covid 19 Update - for latest information click here. 

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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Update: Temporary Museum Closure Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Regretfully we have had to take the decision to close the Derwent Pencil Museum, re-opening for October half term (26th – 30th October). The Museum will close on Sunday 4th Oct at 17.00. Following the half term holiday, we will close again until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back, please follow us on social media for updates about re-opening.
 

Covid 19 Update - for latest information click here. 

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.

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

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