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Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed", Keswick
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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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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 ... read more »
We took our grandchildren with us to visit the pencil museum, they loved trying to find the clues and answer to the activity sheet they received. They also loved trying on the dressing up clothes as a... read more »
Cannot understand the posts below extolling the virtues on the museum - it is shut, there are no signs of any work being carried out. It looks and feels derelict. The signs stating it will re-open soo... read more »
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.
Shame it is closed at the moment due to flooding .
my advice is not to go here because your wasting your time and money the café is horrid and the food out of a rating of 5 is 1 the staff are not pleasant atall#DONT GO HERE
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