Derwent Pencil Museum

Derwent Pencil Museum, the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832. Enter the Museum through a replica of the Seathwaite mine where graphite was first discovered in the 1550’s. Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making and see how we make Derwent Fine Art pencils today. Art workshops, demonstrations, quizzes, colouring in, and much more.

Free entry to: The Derwent Pencil Shop, stocking the full range of Derwent Fine Art Pencils