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The Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Greta Bridge, KESWICK, CA12 5NG

Investigating the history and technology of an object most of us take utterly for granted, this interesting museum includes a replica of the Borrowdale mine where graphite was first discovered, the world's longest coloured pencil, children's activity area, and various artistic techniques that use pencils. Artist demonstrations and workshops will take place throughout the year. Dress up as a WW2 pilot and learn all about the secret WW2 spy pencil made in the factory in the 1940's.

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Tel: 017687 73626
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£4.50 (ch & concessions £3.50, students £4). Family £12.50

Opening times

Open daily 9.30-5. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Average visit 1.5hrs




Dogs allowed all areas.


Fully accessible. Toilets.

The Pencil Museum


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M6 N onto A66 at Penrith. Left at 2nd Keswick exit, left at T-junct, left over Greta Bridge

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