Enter the museum through a replica of the Seathwaite Mine, where graphite was first discovered. Journey through the history of pencil making, marvel at the world's longest pencil and finally relax in the coffee shop while the kids follow the quiz trail and express their creativity in the Drawing Zone.

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Family Review of Cumberland Pencil Museum

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • On the grounds of a pencil factory, this museum highlights 350 years of pencil making in the area. In fact, the animated film Snowman was drawn with Derwent pencils, and you can see a presentation about that.
  • If you've been longing to see the world's largest colored pencil, this is the place. It's almost 26 feet long and weights 984 lbs. The coolest part: It would actually draw--if you could pick it up.
  • Check out the Drawing Zone where kids can get creative; even drawing on the walls is allowed.

Southey Works
Keswick, Cumbria
United Kingdom
Parking: 9.30am to 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm.
Price: $3-$15

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 44 0 17687 73626
Fax: 44 (0) 17687 74679
Email: museum@pencils.co.uk
Price Information: $3-$15
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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