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5. Cumberland Pencil Museum

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Cumberland Pencil Museum

At the Cumberland Pencil Museum you can journey through the history of pencils and pencil making, enjoy being creative in the Drawing Zone and relax over a cappuccino in Sketchers Coffee Shop.
Tracing the development of the use of graphite in the history of mark making, the museum begins with the story of how local graphite miners sold the material to farmers for marking their sheep. Later, Lakeland graphite was exported as far as Renaissance Italy to be used as a drawing material.

Cumberland Pencil Museum
The Cumberland Pencil Museum
Southey Works
CA12 5NG
England, UK

Cumberland Pencil Museum
Opening Times:    
All year round from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm daily, last admission 4.00pm.
Closed on 25th and 26th December and 1st of January.
During busy summer periods opening hours are sometimes extended, please telephone or check the Cumberland Pencil Museum web site for details.

Cumberland Pencil Museum
Adult £3.25
Child (under 16 years) £1.75
Senior Citizen £1.75
Students £2.50
Family (2 adults and 3 children under 16 years) £8.25
Group/Coach visits (10 or more)
Adult £2.50
Senior Citizen / child (under 16) £1.50    
Educational visits 
Pupils / students £1.00
Teacher / parents £2.00
Lead Teacher Free

T  +44 (0) 17687 80898

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