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“So Many Pencils!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cumberland Pencil Museum

Cumberland Pencil Museum
| Southey Works, Keswick CA12 5NG, England
+44 (0)17687 73626
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Ranked #14 of 49 things to do in Keswick
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Owner description: Perfect all weather attraction for all the family. Discover Keswick's industrial heritage, be amazed at the World's Longest Coloured Pencil, artist demonstrations and workshops are held throughout the year. A full range of Derwent Fine Art pencils are available in the Museum shop, along with Sketchers Coffee shop serving light lunches and afternoon teas.
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Fredericktown, Missouri
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“So Many Pencils!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

(We actually visited November 2009, but did not realize that the review posted to a different profile.) This was actually quite the highlight of our visit, even though we had not planned on this visit. A LOT of interesting information and history! A definite must-see!

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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“Great fun, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Really good fun and quite interesting! See the biggest pencil in the world, great for all ages. Nice looking cafe too

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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“Who knew a pencil could be so interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Well, what a surprise. Really interesting with a mix of history and interesting stories.

I see the humble pencil a different way

Good, clear museum, the 'war pencil' history is interesting as is the worlds largest pencil!

Worth a visit, it's unique!

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“surpirsingly interesting place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

A great way to spend an hour or two, especially on a wet / rainy day. We learned so much and if you have small children it is a great place to take the,

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herefordshire
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“Pencil Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was a surprise, a most interesting museum full of information and of great interest I didnt know there was a pencil museum. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the shop stocks great items if you are an artist or interested in drawing and art.

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