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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We found ourselves in Keswick on a very wet day, and picked up the leaflet for this in Costa so decided to head for a look. It is small and simple but the experience was great fun...for both kids and adults alike. We had fun making different pictures in the three rooms...I won't spool the fun, and had lots of... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We found this place accidentally and to be honest weren't expecting much, especially for the low price. How wrong we were!!! We all had a brilliant hour looking round the fascinating exhibits......this is definitely worth a look.

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Davenport, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Good activity to do for an hour, especially if it is a rainy day. No doubt more fun for the younger children

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

When researching our trip to the Lake District we read about this small attraction and was keen to visit. The attraction is tucked away but so worth the visit and the small entrance fee. Some of the puzzles and illusions left us wondering and discussing how, some had us laughing, some were plain strange but it was a great place... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited midweek at the start of August. The puzzling place was extremely busy and queues had formed in front of most of the exhibits. It was very interesting to find out how easy your eyes can be fooled. A word of caution for the less mobile, access is up a steep flight of stairs! Worth visiting for older kids.

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Altrincham
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A superb place to spend a few hours and well worth the money. We took our two boys aged 11 and 9 and they didn't want to leave! Must have spent about 4 hours in here and it cost less than £13 for all of us so well worth it! You could spend over an hour in the entrance bit... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went here with my husband, and we had a really good time. There are some great optical illusions, which are really well presented. I liked the use of cameras to show you the illusions that you had to stand in so that you could appreciate them if you were on your own. There is a walk-in exhibit which uses gravity... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A cheap place to go, can stay as long as you like, good puzzles and illusions. My daughter was very impressed by the variety of puzzles.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

well worth a visit, we spent a couple of hours having a good laugh at the puzzles/illusions. Fun for adults and children. Well priced. Have been here many years ago and seen most of the exhibits before but still thorougly enjoyed it . Would recommend a visit

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited this attraction with my boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed it! Just as much fun for adults as children. Would definitely go back.

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