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Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Southey Works
Gretna Bridge
CA12 5NG
Tel: +44(0)1768 773626
Fax: +44(0)1768 774679
Cumberland Pencil Museum online: information and bookings

The first pencils ever made were manufactured in Keswick following the discovery of graphite in the Seathwaite Valley.

It started as a small cottage industry but the Cumberland Pencil Company grew naturally out of these small businesses and its formation in 1832 set a benchmark for quality that has lasted
to the present day.

The Cumberland Pencil Company manufactures the world famous Derwent Fine Art pencils. These are used by professional and leisure artists who have come to acknowledge the tradition, craftsmanship and quality of Derwent.

To discover more fascinating facts about pencils and their history, why not visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum.
With over 100,000 visitors a year it is one of the Lake Districtís top tourist attractions.

Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick

With Disabled Access: Yes

Picnic Area, Coffee Shop, School Tours Available,

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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