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Pencil Museum

Pencil Museum

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Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. A journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production.

Discover our secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps; the Guinness World Record for the largest colour pencil measuring almost 8 metres; The Queen's diamond Jubilee pencil; miniature pencil sculptures; and much much more!

We also have a Derwent Fine Art retail shop, run art workshops and there is a coffee shop with free wifi. A great day-out for the family and we look forward to welcoming you back from the 26th May, 2017.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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

We are open every day except for the following public holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years's Day, Easter Sunday.
Mon-Sun 9.30-5pm

Prices

Entrance prices:

Adult £4.95
Senior/ student/ child £4.50
2 Adults 1 Child £12.50
2 Adults 2 Children £14.50
2 Adults 3 Children £16.50
5 & Under Free
Yearly membership £25.00

Address

Southey Works,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5NG

Location

Directions

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

Map reference: NY 263238  Lat: 54.60398 Long: -3.14241

By car
From M6 Junction 40.
Follow signs for A66 Keswick. Ignore first sign for Keswick after approximately 16 miles. Continue on the A66 to the next roundabout ?take first exit. Continue to T junction turn left towards Keswick Town Centre. You will now see the factory on your left. Take first left and follow the signs to the museum.

By train
Our nearest train station is Penrith approximately 17 miles away. It is on the West Coast Main Line and is regularly served by trains from the north and south. A bus service taking approximately 40 minutes connects Penrith Station with Keswick Bus Station. Keswick Taxis will meet trains by prior arrangement.

By bus
The main bus station is located approximately 5 minutes walk away. There are regular bus services to and from Keswick from the surrounding area.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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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