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Cumberland Pencil Museum                                 Keswick                                   www.pencils.co.uk
Visit Keswick, home of the first pencil and the Cumberland Pencil Museum.  Walk through a replica of the Seathwaite mine, where graphite was first discovered.  Trace the history of pencil manufacture over the last 350 years and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today.  Be amazed by the worlds longest pencil, over 25 feet and try some of our products.  Events and exhibitions are held in the museum throughout the year.
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The Museum is just as you leave the town centre, on the north side of town.

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