The Derwent Pencil Museum is located in Keswick, it is the home of the first pencil and also one of the biggest colouring pencils in the world. Make big savings on your visit with these half-price family offers.
Derwent Pencil Museum
Take a journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production. Discover the secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps. Measuring almost 8 metres, don’t miss one of the largest colouring pencils in the World.
Half-Price Family Passes
Choose from a half-price family day pass or a half-price family annual pass. Offering great value for money at only £8.25 for the day pass or £12.50 for the annual pass.
Attractions at the Derwent Pencil Museum
Enter the museum through a replica graphite mine that 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.
There are all manner of pencils on display, ranging from The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pencil, miniature pencil sculptures and much more. They also have a Derwent fine art retail shop, run art workshops and there is a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi. It’s a great day-out for the family come rain or shine.
Travelling to Derwent Pencil Museum
Derwent Pencil Museum is located on the outskirts of Keswick in the Lake District. If travelling by car, head for the town of Keswick and follow the brown tourist signs to the museum.
Travelling by Train
The nearest railway station is at Penrith, approximately 17 miles away. It is on the West Coast Main Line and is regularly served by trains from the north and south. A bus service connects Penrith Railway Station with Keswick Bus Station. Search for your train tickets using Raileasy.
There are lots of places to stay in The Lake District. If you would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages near Derwent Pencil Museum available from Snaptrip.