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Pencil Museum

The Derwent Pencil Museum is home to the worlds longest pencil and is a delight for children of all ages. The museum is also home to an interesting collection of WW2 pencils, maps and war memorial pieces along with the Queens diamond jubilee pencil and the world’s very first pencil.

What to Do

Inside the museum, you’ll find words, pictures and restored machinery leading you on a journey through the history of the pencil and graphite production over the years. At the end of your museum tour head to the drawing area to let the children loose with pencil and paper before heading to the café for a hot drink and a spot of souvenir shopping.

Location and Entry

The Museum sits in central Keswick and has a small council-owned car park. Museum entry is £4.50 per adult, £3.50 per child and family tickets, which include two children and two adults are £12.50. Children under the age of 5 enjoy free entry. On a rainy day or the school holidays, you can expect the museum to be rather busy