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Monday, December 8, 2014

Cumberland Pencil Museum

The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick in the Lake District is one of England's quirkier museums.

Cumberland Pencil Museum, Lake District, UK.

The discovery of graphite in the area led to Keswick becoming an important pencil-making town and the Cumberland Pencil Museum tells this story. Pencils have been made in the area since 1832 producing such famous brands as Lakeland pencils and Derwent Watercolour pencils.

The Cumberland Pencil Museum hosts regular free demonstrations & tuition workshops as well as family fun days, which are great for kids, especially at this time of year when children can draw, create and build their own Christmas presents.

The museum has a shop where you can buy pencils and pastels and also a coffee shop to relax.

Cumberland Pencil Museum.

Cumberland Pencil Museum
Southey Works
CA12 5NG


From the M6 motorway, Junction 40 follow signs for A66 Keswick and continue into the town centre. The nearest railway station is Penrith, 17 miles away. From Penrith it is a 40 minute bus ride to Keswick.

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