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Cumberland Pencil Company
Museum Keswick
Southey Works
Main Street
Cumbria CA12 5NG.
 
 
Even if you don’t have a budding artist in the family, this museum is a find.  Who would ever think pencils could be interesting and fun.
 
The quality of Derwent Artists’ Materials is well known throughout the world and Keswick on Derwentwater in the northern Lake District is home to the Cumberland Pencil Company. The museum is at the front of the factory.
 
Admission price includes exploring the replica graphite mine, learning how pencils were made 350 years ago and nowadays, seeing the old machinery used and spending time in the Drawing Zone creating a masterpiece with the Company’s products.
 
Children can learn new tricks with watercolour pencils and use the step-by-step drawing activity sheets to help expand their art skills.
 
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Opening Times & Admission Costs
The museum is open all year except on 25-26 December and 1 January.
Seasonal opening times from approximately 09:30 -17:00 hours daily.
Last admission to Museum 1 hour before closing.
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve last entry to museum 12 noon, museum and shop close at 13:00 hours.
For admission costs and other details, go to Web: Cumberland Pencil Museum.
 
Disabled Access
The museum is all on one level with no steps or ramps. Disabled parking is available opposite the main entrance to the museum.
 
Facilities
Sketchers Coffee Shop offers a range of hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches, Paninis and soup.
The Museum Shop offers the most comprehensive range of Derwent & Lakeland pencils and accessories anywhere in the UK.
Toilets and car parking are at the rear of the museum.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1768 773 626
Mail   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website   Pencil Museum Website     
      
 Getting There
The Museum website has excellent road map & information at Web: Cumberland Pencil/ Getting There Instructions
 
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