The Pencil Museum

Looking for something interesting to do? Pencil in a trip to the Pencil Museum in your schedule, better yet, confirm it. This all weather attraction is a great attraction for both the old and young alike. Located in the heart of the Lake District, the Pencil Museum is home to the world’s first pencil, the world’s longest pencil, historic pencils and many more. Visitors can get to see this various exhibits together with a replica of the Seathwaite Mine where graphite was first found. Of course, a trip to this place will also have guests learning about the process of pencil production.

Aside from this, visitors can also join in on various demonstrations and workshops that will teach them how to draw. These demonstrations are free of charge and will give guests quick and easy techniques for improving their skills. Those interested in going for more in depth classes may also opt to join the tuition workshops conducted by professional artists. The Pencil Museum also has family fun days which are sure to keep children busy as they go around the museum solving quizzes. Drawing competitions as well as a make and do session are both included in the family fun day too.

Getting creative can leave guest quite hungry. The Sketcher’s Coffee Shop can help satisfy any appetite with their offerings. Their cakes and tea make for a perfect snack. If what visitors are looking for is something heavier, they are sure to enjoy the lunchtime meals. Whether it is a sandwich, homemade soup or fresh toasted Panini, the light lunches are sure to satisfy. When the weather permits guests may choose to dine outdoors where they will get a view of the River Greta.

Making a trip to the Pencil Museum can be done any time since it is open 7 days a week. The museum opens at 9:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm with the last entry at 4:00 pm. Admission for adults is £ 3.50 and £ 2.25 for children below 16 and senior citizens. Students are charged £ 2.50.

Family tickets are also available at £ 10, while annual family season tickets (which will allow multiple entries) are priced at £ 15. Group visits as well as educational tours are also accepted by the museum. Special arrangements may be made to get special discounted rates. To find out more about the Pencil Museum visit the website at