Derwent 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.
Discover our secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps; one of the largest colour pencils in the world measuring almost 8 metres; The Queen's diamond Jubilee pencil; miniature pencil sculptures; and much much more! They also have a Derwent fine art retail shop, run art workshops and free Wi-Fi.
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