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The Puzzling Place

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Address: 9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 75102
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling uphill...

A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling uphill in the antigravity room, visibly grow and shrink in the Ames room and be amazed by our interactive optical illusion exhibits, artwork and sculptures, as well as the hologram gallery!

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FUN!

My husband & I went whilst on a few days away, there was only us 2 in the building so had immense FUN trying out all the illusions , kids would enjoy as well as big kids!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bikerbabe1100
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I went whilst on a few days away, there was only us 2 in the building so had immense FUN trying out all the illusions , kids would enjoy as well as big kids!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little place to while away an hour or so. Very reasonable entry fee, some very weird and mind boggling exhibits. Left feeling slightly nauseous/dizzy from some of the optical illusions and exhibit rooms but I suppose that's half the point!

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Formby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to have a look at the puzzling place while passing through Keswick. We spent about an hour here and found the exhibits to be quite interesting but some were either broken or not there which was a little disappointing. I wouldn't come again but it is a nice enough place to go for a hour or so especially if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself my partner and our 3 year old boy went here for a visit while we were in Keswick and have to say it was not bad some good bits and pieces to entertain us, however it doesn't take long to go round it

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Thank Sean K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for kids and adults alike. Some classics and some unusual puzzles. Worth a visit. Great on a rainy day.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited Keswick and google searched for good things to do while we were here and the puzzling place came up. It was alright I guess. I feel like they could put more effort into their attractions. It was good for a rainy afternoon but if I ever came back to Keswick I don't think I'd come... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is really somewhere to take grandchildren to. Very interesting even for adults. Be amazed at simple things

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy day this is a good way to spend an hour and at only £3.75 each, is reasonably priced. Having said that, if it cost any more I would have felt let down. The exhibits are tired and in need of maintenance and the venue is "basic" in it's surroundings - more like a warehouse. Worth a visit... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time here with our 12 year olds. Have visited a similar place in Wanaka, NZ - and although this was smaller, it was value for money and we easily spent an hour here (could spend longer). Great visual puzzles and interactive exhibits. Kept our girls entertained - especially the video of the different size room/chair etc.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have walked past many times without going in to this small museum - had an enjoyed hour here when we finally decided to visit. Some very interesting opitical illusions and 2 interactive rooms, however can only give 3 stars as some exhibits appear to be very tired, grubby and worse for wear. Perhaps time of visit was a factor as... More 

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