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Famous pencil factory museum, home of the World's first pencil!

Tel: 017687 73626


Location: Southey Works, Greta Bridge, Keswick


Be amazed at the world's longest colour pencil, marvel at the James Bond style World War II pencil, follow the history of pencil making in words, pictures and lovingly restored machinery, find out exactly how we get a lead into a pencil today and let the kids free to colour & draw in the Kids Art Studio.


There is an ever changing programme of free demonstrations, tuition workshops and family fun days designed to appeal to everyone whether you are a doodler, a sketcher or a dedicated artist and aged 3 or 93.