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Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed"

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Address: | Southey Works, Keswick CA12 5NG, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73626
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The Pencil Museum is Currently Closed for Major Renovations, Due to Severe...

The Pencil Museum is Currently Closed for Major Renovations, Due to Severe flooding in Dec 2015. We are working hard to reopen the museum as quickly as is possible, scheduled to be the end of 2016. Sincere apologies for any disappointment this may cause, we look forward to welcoming you back to the new museum.

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Pencils ARE amazing!

This was a must do on a rainy day, but what a find. We're regulars to Keswick and have never considered the pencil museum - it's pencils after all. But I've got to say this is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

It has been shut since the floods last Christmas, and shows no signs of reopening. I have reported reviews put on this sight since then, and notified TripAdvisor, but, as yet, they haven't acted on this.

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pencilmuseum2016, Manager at Cumberland Pencil Museum "Temporally Closed", responded to this review

The reviews an here have been reported by the museum, it is still currently closed due to unforeseen utilities problems and will reopen early 2017. Kind Regards More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a must do on a rainy day, but what a find. We're regulars to Keswick and have never considered the pencil museum - it's pencils after all. But I've got to say this is a fascinating place from an adult and kid perspective - it covers all the ages. Go and see - you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Two days of tuition. If you need to take up a new skill this is for you. The expert tutor, was great, the staff all very helpful. Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very interesting place to visit. It was a rainy day and nice indoor place to visit. Interesting for adults as well as children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

At the end of the town. Good parking, and despite our lack of children, they have grown up, it is still a good way to spend a wet or dry afternoon. I am really pleased that I see something new to myself whenever I come here, a still have to be dragged away from the shop and colouring area. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you like pencils, you'll love this place. If you don't, stay away. Featured in the above named book (recommended), it's a small museum about pencils. You can but those fantastic metal boxes of coloured pencils there. Apparently colouring in is back in fashion. Get to the pencil museum and live the dream!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

It suffered from the floods and will not reopen until August but this is a place loved b y all who visit it.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

You don't realise when you go in but this is actually a fascinating place, with plenty of history, plenty of fun and plenty of things to keep kids interested too. Very well worth the small fee and I would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Only the pay and display car park open. The Museum and Gift Shop were wrecked by the winter floods and the building is being gutted and hopefully open again soon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

There were many interesting things to see such as the colorful displays and the worlds largest pencil. There was also a mini cinema where you can watch how pencils are made and it will be great fun for the kids as they get to go on a little activity and win a prize at the end. The shop and entry... More 

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