Derwent Pencil Museum - Derwent
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Derwent Pencil Museum

Welcome to the Derwent Pencil Museum: home of the world's first pencil!

Welcome to the Derwent Pencil Museum: home of the world's first pencil!
Welcome to the Derwent Pencil Museum: home of the world's first pencil!

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.

Opening Times

We are open every day (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day).

Mon-Sun 9.30-5pm 

 

Admission prices

Adult                                    £4.95

Senior/Student/Child           £4.50

Child                                     £3.95

Family                                 

2 adults + 1 child               £12.50

2 adults + 2 children          £14.50

2 adults + 3 children          £16.50

Yearly membership            £25.00

(Two adults and up to 3 children)

Includes 10% discount in the café and gift shop