Keswick Pencil Museum

Keswick Pencil Museum

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About Keswick Pencil Museum

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.

At the Keswick Pencil Museum you can discover 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!

There is also a Derwent Fine Art retail shop, run art workshops and there is a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi.

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