Mr Monkey in Glenridding

"Pencils are more interesting than you'd think, you know"

Mr Monkey outside a pencil factory Mr Monkey inside a pencil museum

Mr Monkey scampered down to the Pencil Museum, which is just next to the pencil factory. He learned about the history of graphite pencils, looked at some old pencil sorting machinery, and examined pencils with secret maps and hidden compasses issued to aircrew in the war. Then he went to the shop and let Miss Carol buy him some pencils.

For information about the museum, and about graphite, visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum website.

<<Previous picture  Next picture>>

Return to Mr Monkey in Glenridding

Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey. This page last modified 8 September 2003