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The Puzzling Place

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Address: 9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
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+44 17687 75102
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Description:

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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Brilliant attraction for families, couples, everyone!

The Puzzling Place is a good little gem hidden away in Keswick and great for everybody. It was a little novelty to wander round on a (very) rainy day and was a brilliant local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Megan C
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York, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So it's raining and your in the area pop in and have a wonder around. Some of the things here are in need of a bit of upgrading , some of the hoygrams are broken and the place could do with a lick of paint It wasn't too busy on our day but if it been in a school holiday... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Puzzling Place is a good little gem hidden away in Keswick and great for everybody. It was a little novelty to wander round on a (very) rainy day and was a brilliant local attraction. It was inexpensive (£3.50 for an adult) and something different to experience. I'd recommend it to anybody in the area, a little activity to complete... More 

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Thank Megan C
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great attraction that you can complete within an hour. This attraction is not hard to find and is upstairs, I did not see any wheelchair access. The price was £3.50 ish per adult which I thought was very reasonable. The Puzzle Place has many interactive illusions so you aren't just staring at pictures and looking at things you can't touch.... More 

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Thank Rachels_great_find
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...Very disappointing. Everything is battered and grim. One optical illusion that's half decent and yet it's badly in need of a lick of paint!! Not worth the money and you'll be in and out in 15 mins top. Most illusions are seen readily on the internet now ....perhaps it was a special place 10 years ago when it was last... More 

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Thank Mark B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read the reviews prior to visiting but was very pleasantly surprised with this little gem. We took our 3 and 5 year old and they loved it. We had a blast.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place to get out of the rain! Lots of optical illusions and a room that makes you feel really sick! Great for family's and adults! Lots of fun on a grey day!

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Thank AlienRawElm
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited the Puzzling Place with our 9 year old daughter. We all loved it. We had read reviews saying it was small but we found it to be a really good value for money attraction with plenty of things to see and do. A fun time for children and adults alike!

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Thank Lesley B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here after seeing a friend had and was very disappointed as I thought it would have been a lot bigger than it was and in my opinion a little expensive for what it was too. Would not revisit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Just brilliant, had so much fun here! Perfect for young children great cheap few hours if it's raining! I had a fantastic time laughed for ages playing in the illusions! Very much recommended!

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Thank Meggy285
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

`I'm almost too old for puzzles now - big ones make me stretch too much, and my back aches. But it was a plessure to see the selection on offer here.

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