Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed", Keswick
(3.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Home to the largest colored pencil in the world, Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed" 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. Put Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed" into our Keswick travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Keswick.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very disappointed the museum was shut for refurbishment?..Looked very drab and went all the way to the entrance before we saw the sign to say it was shut...... 
  • Having seen other reviews dating Sep 2016 I had assumed that the pencil museum had reopened. It hasn't. It won't be opening until Easter 2017 due to flood damage. There is a shop in Keswick which sell...  more »
  • We actually went to the pencil museum for a bit of a joke and not expecting much !! How wrong we were this was absolutely amazing, not only from learning things about pencils you never knew, but also ...  more »
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  • Interesting. If it's one of those wet days, well worth a visit. Lots of information, and opportunities for the youngest to draw. Other stuff as well as pencils. The factory where they make them is now down on the coast.
  • Rember when you were required tae have a number two pencil or it was the tawse? See why here also from how they're made to royale connections great place!
  • I was really looking forward to going to around the pencil museum being one of the great exponents of all things stationery both past and present. I was disappointed in turning up to find the whole building underwater. Fortunately the staff were wonderful in kitting us out with scuba equipment on entry and then guiding us through the maze of rooms full of a wide array of pencils dating back to the ice age - many soaked through and, frankly, beyond purpose. The hard blacks had softened and coloured pencils had lost their brilliance. However, the brilliance of the whole experience was not lost on me and it won't be on you either providing you have even a rudimentary grasp of diving.
  • Who knew pencils were so exciting? A great educational and fun museum
  • My trip to the pencil museum was fraught with danger as I nearly fell straight into a vat of freshly sharpened pencils. The staff didn't seem to care about my plight and only offered me one free pencil worth 20p max. Scarred for life. Eagerly awaiting my next visit.