Follow a journey of a pencil industry from its humble beginnings to the modern times and see one of the world’s biggest coloured pencils
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- £12.50 for a 12-month family pass (50% off)
£10 for a one-day family pass (39% off)
- Family pass is valid for two adults and three children
- Includes 10% discount for Artisan Cafe and Derwent retail shop
The Fine Print
Expires 4 months after purchase. May be repurchased every 6 months. Limit 1 per up to 5 people, may buy 1 additional as a gift. No booking required. Present Groupon on arrival. Both passes are valid for two adults and up to 3 children. Valid for option purchased only.
About The Derwent Pencil Museum
Keswick, the alleged birthplace of the first pencil is now home to a museum dedicated to the pencil industry. Patrons enter the Derwent Pencil Museum through a replica of a graphite mine, a central source of materials for the industry over three centuries ago. Visitors can then follow a journey of the simple writing instrument, from the discovery of graphite to modern day production. A selection of activities awaits including discovering secret World War II pencils with hidden maps. The museum also runs a series of artist in residence workshops, with people like Beverley Haines, Valerie Woods and Karen Coulson demonstrating their talent to the students.