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Southey Works, Keswick

One-Day or 12-Month Family Pass to The Derwent Pencil Museum

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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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1 ratings1 reviews
October 29, 2021
We had a great time enjoyed the quiz
2 ratings2 reviews
October 29, 2021
Very very interesting,impressive, quizz helpful, so much I didn’t know The museum was clean safe considering the virus problem. As have a ticket to go back within the year will definitely!
6 ratings4 reviews
August 29, 2021
The museum is no longer at the advertised address. What is there now amounts to more of an exhibition than a museum. The information displayed is interesting but there is not much to see.
2 ratings2 reviews
August 23, 2021
Great museum and a well priced visit
2 ratings1 reviews
August 20, 2021
We are a family of 7 and all of us really enjoyed this museum. Take part in the quiz you will probably learn more.
2 ratings2 reviews
August 19, 2021
It’s a nice little museum, doesn’t take too long to get round but lots of activities for little kids. They give you a quiz which for our family helped to make us read everything. Kids mainly loved the shop - but it’s great to support them and lovely pencils and books on offer. Prize for the quiz was really appreciated by the kids (and adults!)
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10 ratings9 reviews
June 11, 2021
We learned so much because it was presented in such an interesting way. Not just the pencils but the WW2 secret, the pencil sharpener collection and where all the componenets come from. There was an exhibition of pencil art that was quite beyond was achievable. Excellent value, especially for a family.
August 8, 2020
enjoyed museum sadly there were no craft activities because of covid 19 would visit again

About This Deal

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

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.