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The Puzzling Place

Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
(017687) 75102
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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romford
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great tricks and interesting places to while away a couple of hours. Fantastic gift shop. The gravity room was cool.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited with two children (aged 8 and 10 years). We really enjoyed the exhibits and spent about an hour 'playing' with the illusions. Overall we thought it well worth the entry fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my 2 sons aged 12 and 9. While we enjoyed some of the exhibits some we had seen before. Also the whole place was quite dated and could do with an update. The gravity room left us all feeling quite dizzy and was a memorable experience. Overall a fun hour but could be better.

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UK
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a great time testing out all the optical illusions. Make sure to take a camera! A good way to fill in half an hour or so. Right in the centre of Keswick.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

half an hour of great fun, kids loved it Very Puzzled on some of the illusions,,,for the entry fee a fun time for all,As it was raining the kids loved it, in the centre of town so easy to find,

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We have lived in Keswick for several years, and have never visited this attraction before, thinking it is primarily for children. It Isn't! We spent a very enjoyable and interesting couple of hours there. One suggestion we would make is to advertise the price outside, as it is very reasonable and maybe people are put off by thinking it is... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An engaging way of finding out how the brain can play tricks on us. Most of the illusions and other exhibits were great fun. We spent an enjoyable hour there and can recommend this attraction as suitable for visitors of all ages. Moreover, the very reasonable entry fee makes it excellent value.

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edinburgh
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is good fun, and for once in the Lakes, not a rip off. There are no loos and it's up a flight of stairs but our 3yr old loved it, and the perception and anti gravity rooms are really clever. Definitely worth a visit, but it's not big so if it was busy I think it'd be less pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very interesting, stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable. Loved this little gem. A must see if you're out to explore in Keswick

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was a good value museum and a lot of fun! We liked the interactive exhibits best and our photos still leave people puzzling now!!

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