The Pencil Museum
Visit Keswick, the home of the first pencil, and pencil perfection since 1832. Walk through a replica of the Seathwaite Mine, where graphite was first discovered. Trace the history of pencil manufacture over the last 350 years and see how we make Derwent Fine Art Pencils today. Be amazed at the Worlds Longest Pencil, over 25 feet. Browse in the Derwent gift shop and sample some of the newly produced pencil products. Events and activities for children throughout the year, and open workshops for adults to experiment with the pencils under the guidance of professional artists. Finally relax in Sketchers Coffee shop for a light lunch, scone and Lakeland cream or a freshly ground cappuccino. An all weather attraction for the whole family to enjoy.
Adult £4.25, concession £3.25, child £3.25, students £3.80, family consisting 2 adults and 3 children 5-16yrs £11.75, annual family membership pass £17.50.
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|Notes||Last admission time of 16.00 may be extended during peak breaks.|
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VenueThe Pencil Museum
Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG
Map reference: NY 263238 Lat: 54.60398 Long: -3.14241
From M6, exit Penrith, onto A66. Take 2nd Keswick sign at roundabout, follow Keswick centre signs and museum is is on your left, just prior to the town centre.
Parking : with charge
Nearest station : 20 miles (32.2 kms) from Penrith station
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|Tue 28 - Thu 30 May 2013||Family Cartooning with Professional Cartoonist|
|Fri 31 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013||2D Robot Creation|
|Tue 4, Wed 5 Jun 2013||The Beauty of Cumbrian Landscapes in Watercolour|
|Wed 12, Thu 13 Jun 2013||Equestrian Images in Watercolour Mixed Media|
|Tue 18, Wed 19 Jun 2013||Botanical Illustration using Watercolour Pencils|
|Tue 25, Wed 26 Jun 2013||Capturing the Effects of Light on the Landscape|