Cumberland Pencil Museum (Keswick) Reviews
Description:Address: Southey Works / Keswick / Cumbria / CA12 5NG / Tel: 44 (0) 17687 73626
Newest Review: ... these were for children but had a go anyway (the less said about this the better, turns out I'm not very artistic!). What's there? In short, not a lot. The museum itself is very small. We arrived at reception and paid the entrance fee. I have to say how wonderful the staff are here, we were greeted by a very friendly woman who gave us each a children's activity sheet (we are 23 and 25!) and ... more
Customer Cumberland Pencil Museum (Keswick) Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/11/11 (Very useful, 69 readings)
Introduction The moment I found out I was going to the Lake District I knew I had to go to the pencil museum, I'm a bit of a 'nerd' and my favourite part of going back to school was always getting new stationery so I figured this place would be right up my street. Getting There. The pencil museum is situated in Keswick town centre and being a key attraction it is well signposted and easy to find. The outside doesn't look particularly like a museum though so keep your eyes peeled. The museum does have parking but we had parked in town so I cannot comment on the parking charges all I would say is if it is by the hour, you won't need many! We arrived ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/02/10 (Very useful, 252 readings)
Keswick is one of the most beautiful and tourist-friendly towns in The Lake District, home of many breathtaking views that have long made it a popular destination for those looking to get away from it all, as well as more mountaineering shops than anyone could possibly need. Bizarrely, the town also features some really inappropriate museums too. To its credit, the Pencil Museum wasn't chosen randomly - unlike its close neighbour the James Bond Museum (yeah, Keswick - that place that's synonymous with 007). This museum is constructed out of a functional unit next to the much more impressive Cumberland pencil factory, where they make all those high quality ... Read the complete review
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