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The Puzzling Place

Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
(017687) 75102
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Ranked #8 of 29 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We spent a good hour here.Lots of illusions and puzzles.The anti gravity room leaves you feeling a bit dizzy afterwards but great fun.Be sure to take photos.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great time at the museum! It's only 3.50 for an adult and worthy every penny! All interesting and intriguing! Great place would definately recommend

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited The Puzzling Place today. Was easy to find and good value. Interesting walk around the weird and wonderful exhibits including the art gallery. Some of the rooms made me feel quite queasy in a good way. Take a camera and have fun. Great gift shop too

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Great place to spend an hour, lots of mind bending tricks and optical illusions Came out dizzy and a little disorientated.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went here with the kids and it is a great place to spend an hour or two, from the room where everything rolls or flows upward to the weird and wacky artwork this is fantastic for both kids and adults a like. Surprisingly, it is also reasonably priced.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This attraction kept us amused for an hour and a half....2 x adults and 1 x 7 year old. We really enjoyed it, although it's in a small place, there is entry to keep people amused. Good price, good fun, nice idea.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having lived in the Lake District all of my life, I'm sad that this is the first time I'd ever been! It was so entertaining, and totally worth the money! I'd recommend this to anyone! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came here with our six children aged 3, 6, 8, 9, 12 and 13 and had heard that the time spent here would be about 45 minutes. We spent nearly two hours here and had a great time. There is so much to see and do here. All the kids were entertained and loved working out the puzzles.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here on a wet Saturday morning in June after having it recommended to us. Its a great place to spend a couple of hours solving puzzles and being amazed by optical illusions. Far from being just for kids the majority of visitors were actually adults and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. We certainly did, although one of... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an excellent little place. The shop has puzzles laid out ready to try, and then you can pay to enter the back area which is amazing and well worth the money. We spent about 2 and half hours here. I visited with my parents and brother, and we are both over 25 and had the most fun

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