Take the kids to … Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick

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Rebuilt after flood damage, this cult favourite in the Lakes is a big draw for visitors when the weather is a bit sketchy The ultimate rainy-day venue in one of the rainiest areas of England, this small museum already had cult status long before its starring role in the 2012 horror-comedy film Sightseers . After being damaged during Storm Desmond in December 2015, its interior has been rebuilt and is now a bright open-plan space that tells the story of Keswick’s pencil industry from its origins in the 1550s. That’s when Borrowdale shepherds are said to have discovered that the black substance …

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