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Pencil Museum

Pencil Museum

Pencil Museum

Pencil Museum

    Museum, next open Sat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015, £3.50-£4.50


    Southey Works,
    CA12 5NG

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Tue 31 Mar - Thu 2 Apr Cartooning, Drawing & Painting with Shoo Rayner
    Fri 3 - Tue 7 Apr Easter Egg Trail
    Wed 8 - Fri 10 Apr Drawing with Sally Kindberg
    Sat 11 - Sun 12 Apr Children's Drawing Workshop


    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.

    For further details see

    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

    Season Dates Opening Hours
    Sat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 18:00
    Mon 20 Apr - Fri 22 May 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 17:00
    Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 18:00
    Mon 1 Jun - Fri 17 Jul 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 17:00
    Sat 18 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 18:00
    Tue 1 Sep - Fri 9 Oct 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 17:00
    Sat 10 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 18:00
    Mon 2 Nov - Fri 18 Dec 2015 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:00
    Sat 19 Dec 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016 Mon - Sun 09:30 to 18:00
    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.


    • 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



    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