Cumberland Pencil Museum

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Address: Southey Works
Town: Keswick
County: Cumbria
Postcode: CA12 5NG
Telephone: 01768 773626
Open: Daily 9.30am - 4.00pm
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The Cumberland Pencil Museum is an ideal family attraction in Keswick whatever the weather, with Lake District events and activities to entertain throughout the whole year.

In the early 1500s, following the discovery of graphite, a cottage industry of pencil making developed, leading to the formation of the UK's first pencil factory in 1832.