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The Puzzling Place

Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
(017687) 75102
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Brought my friends two boys here....they loved it....they loved how they got to try things out and learned a few things...very good to come to when weather isn't the best....enjoyable for young children and adults....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For a group of 6 20 year olds we have so much fun. The weirdest place but really fun and for £3 its a bargain.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place this is. Just off Keswick Main Street - easy to find. There are just lots of interesting "things" to find and do. Both children and adults will find things of interest. Well worth a visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An odd little place, but generally disappointing. Many of the exhibits are quite tired, and it is a bit overpriced. For a spot of novelty it is maybe worth a brief visit but don't come with any expectations!

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What an excellent well maintained musuem with loads of interesting and hands on gadgits. Great value which would suit all age groups. A must vist and only £3.75 an adult, what can you buy for that !!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great and not only for kids! so much fun! great location in town centre :-) me and my partner loved it. Good value for money. recomended not only for a rainy day :-)

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Hull
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped off on our last day of our holidays and was surprised there was so much to look at and do. Sure, you can see most of the illusions on the internet, but it is better to see them full scale and the gravity room is worth the entrance price alone. We was in with 4 children for about 1... More

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Londoner
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Quirky little museum to do something indoors for a while. Will appeal to all ages. Reasonable entry prices reflect that it is a little rundown. Defo recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After reading about all the amazing illusions on display here, we were quite disappointed to arrive and find that this was a tiny place on the first floor of a regular building, mostly filled with large print outs of mundane illusions widely circulated on social media or email - such as the "Are both blocks the same size?", "Do you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Arrived at reception to be told that it was extremly busy inside. We accepted that, but were told we couldnt purchase a family ticket and had to pay 3 adults and 1 child, for 17yr old. This was not clear anywhere and given the small size of the museum and the number of people inside - was clearly unreasonable. Hence... More

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