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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited the the Derwent pencil museum with my wife and my two daughters and we got a family ticket witch was £14.50 witch I think was a good price.
My daughters did a quiz witch included reading the information in the museum to get the answers. Once we finished we had the 4 Derwent pencils that we were giving to do the quiz and the girls got 2 coloured pencils a pack of 3 pencil grips and 3 pencil erasers.
Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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pencilmuseum, Manager at Derwent Pencil Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Sear Sibrace

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit, and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

What was once a really interesting and quite atmospheric old museum featuring the history of graphite and the pencil industry in the Lake District has, through no fault of its own, been decimated by the floods of December 2015. What has sprung up in its place is a rather functional building housing the pencil shop, a small cafe and what can only now be described as an "exhibition area" rather than a proper museum.

That hasn't stopped the owners expected visitors to pay at least the same admission price as previously and although there are still some interesting artefacts in the exhibition, this is no longer the good value visit that it once was. Still, if its raining and you've got kids in tow, there is a small artists' area for the children to try their own hand at producing artwork with the lovely pencils that you will inevitably be buying to go home with after your visit here. If you are budget minded, you may find various vouchers available locally & on the web that can be used to make your visit better value,

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Small, but if the kids like coloring, a good place for a rainy afternoon. If you are in the lakes, and it is raining then this can keep the kids busy for about 1 to 2 hours. We had luck and our kids liked it, and want to come back.

Date of experience: June 2017
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pencilmuseum, Manager at Derwent Pencil Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear UKNL2006

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're pleased to hear that your kids had a good time.

Many thanks

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We recommend a visit to this amazing museum. The staff are informed and very helpful. The food is fresh and there is plenty of it. The toilets are free - what a blessing and the Derwent Pencil Museum is part of our living history. As one of the staff members said “ there’s more to Derwent pencils than you realise”

Highly recommend a visit but allow at least half day to do justice to the information provided.

Kathy and Meaghan Yarramumdi Australia March 2018.

Date of experience: March 2018
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pencilmuseum, Manager at Derwent Pencil Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Katheaghanreviews

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had a great visit and to hear that our staff were very helpful to you. We hope to perhaps welcome you back one day in the future.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Not a huge amount here but very interesting all the same. Price is reasonable and they have a nice cafe. A good way to spend an hour while learning about the humble pencil!

Date of experience: March 2018
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pencilmuseum, Manager at Derwent Pencil Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear matthewjbrennan75

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum and cafe, and that you found the displays about our pencils interesting. Thank you again for leaving a comment.

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