Cumberland Pencil Museum

Following the discovery of graphite in nearby Seathwaite Valley, Keswick became the site of the world’s first pencil factory. The Cumberland Pencil Museum explores the history of the pencil and pencil making. Exhibits include a replica of the Seathwaite Graphite Mine, the world’s largest coloured pencil and pencil making machinery.

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Cumberland Pencil Museum include:

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Cumberland Pencil Museum include:

  • Inn on the Square (0.3 miles)
  • Royal Oak at Keswick (0.3 miles)
  • Derwentwater Hotel (0.7 miles)

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Map showing location of Cumberland Pencil Museum.

Map showing location of Cumberland Pencil Museum

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Cumberland Pencil Museum

Address and postcode
Southey Works
Keswick
Cumbria
United Kingdom
CA12 5NR

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  1. Very good visit and enjoyed and got more than expected

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