Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick

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Home to the largest colored pencil in the world, Derwent Pencil Museum hosts over 80,000 visitors every year. You’ll learn about the production of pencils and their importance to the local economy. The museum offers free demonstrations of colored pencil drawing. Both temporary and permanent exhibits occupy the museum's rooms, so check the website’s calendar of events before your visit. Take the guesswork out of planning a Keswick vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Full disclosure, I am an engineer old enough to have taken drafting classes when pencils were things I sharpened instead of clicked, but this place is just cool! The history of such a simple but oh so...  more »
  • Eldest temporarily in a wheelchair after a football accident. Everything was accessible. Staff brilliant. Really interesting exhibitions and lots of drawing for the kids and teens. We didn't try the c...  more »
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