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Derwent Pencil Museum, Portinscale

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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 Portinscale vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We visited here to add a fun educational day to the holiday and that it was however at the beginning where you go through the cave and it is an exciting entrance we were expecting it to lead to more.....  more »
  • We'd allocated part of our last day to visit the museum and I'd checked opening times etc from their website so found out we had to book a visit slot. I phone the day before and got no answer so we...  more »
  • It was the drive through covid testing station. Team were professional and safe. I tested positive if you are interested.
  • This was so good. I went with an idea ot was going to be a bit pish, but actually, in a very nerdy way, really loved it. Who knew at one point graphite was worth more than gold and that 'the black market' stems from people smuggling graphite and never being quite able to wash it from their hands. Was really good, for those with a geeky nature.
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