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Museum, £3.50-£4.50

Pencil Museum

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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Last admission time is 1 hours from closing. Closing time varies depending on time of year. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Adult £4.50, concession £3.50, child £3.50, students £4.00, family consisting 2 adults and 3 children 5-16yrs £12.50, annual family membership pass £17.50. Under 5 years free.


Southey Works,
CA12 5NG



Plan route to The Pencil Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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