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The Puzzling Place

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Address: Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
Phone Number: (017687) 75102
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Good way to fill time

Came here on a rainy day to pass the few hours we had left in the Keswick. Not too expensive and passed slightly over an hour. Teenagers might find this fun but I don't think kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James B
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Northumberland
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Northumberland
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a rainy day to pass the few hours we had left in the Keswick. Not too expensive and passed slightly over an hour. Teenagers might find this fun but I don't think kids might get it. I don't have kids so maybe that last point isn't valid. Either way we had fun and took a few fun... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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113 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some trick-of-the-eye and forced perspective displays. Cheap entry fee and very interactive, however there are limited displays and several of them are very old, in need of repair, or ones that you've already seen numerous times doing the rounds on social media

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Thank Roslyn C
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiancée popped in here with our niece and young nephew on rainy day. Just of the main road and up a little path. Fantastic little place. Had hours of fun in there. Reasonably priced. My favourite was the head spinner!! Worth a look. You'll not be disappointed.

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Thank foodLover2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun and was not expensive but the puzzles(illusions) were simple and there are only 3 larger rooms for photos. Some of the displays were also older and a little worn.

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Thank Bek_Commo
cheshire
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not as exciting as advertised ,but we did have a giggle . Before you go into the main puzzling area , there is an area where you can attempt to solve puzzles, this area is free and fun .

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Thank reillyCheshire
Leeds, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum definitely worth the entrance fee. There is plenty to look at and read and the 2 'rooms' are fab. There were people of all ages in there and we followed round a young child who loved participating in it all. Will go back and definitely recommend. It also has an excellent gift shop.

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Thank monkeyleebee
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

prepare to be amazed. I mean, how do you get a little kid looking twice the size of a giant who is the opposite side of the room or a ball that rolls uphill and as for water going straight up well you tell me does that make you a little bewildered. well i'll tell you go for yourself to... More 

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Thank Ray C
Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Some interesting visual puzzles and unusual things worth a visit i went with my 13 year old daughter and we both enjoyed it. It is getting a little worn in places but still worth a trip if you are in or around Keswick

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Thank Richy_N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

planning to visit this place 2 months ago.. i did really enjoy it, left me speechless, had really good fun sure i would be back

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Thank Andrea S
Winsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

After reading some reviews I was sceptical of going yet I found only 3 attractions not working & there were so may others that were working that we had a fun filled couple of hours. There is a lot of reading to understand some of the displays which was too much for young children yet was worth reading. There are... More 

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