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The Puzzling Place

Address: Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
Phone Number: (017687) 75102
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Ranked #11 of 22 Activities in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Amusement
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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!
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Recklinghausen, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Really interesting place with many optical illusions and also a lot of things to do yourself. Took me about 1.5 hours to walk around the place but could have spend uch more time there. Had some difficulties to find the entrance but once your in you´ll have a good time there.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'm a young adult and I visited here with 2 friends the same age and we had a fab time. Loved all the photo opportunities and the illusions you can physically get involved in. Entertained us for about 2 hours which is fab considering the cheap price!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I thought this an interesting and fun place to visit. I suppose it depends on whether you take your time and enjoy what is on offer or rush around and miss the illusion! Or it maybe because I visited with someone with learning difficulties and they were enthralled with the place and had fun. Worth the entry fee to keep... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not really a lot to say here, it is just a room with some optical illusions in. If you're not out walking and want something to keep you amused for an hour then this will do. Fairly cheap too at £3.75 each.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good little place to visit in the wet weather kept me nd my boyfriend amused for a few hours got a few good pictures some puzzles are mind boggling worth the £3.50 we paid.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are about 3 things here worth seeing, the rest can be seen with a quick search on Google. Not worth the money we paid.

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Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to The Puzzling Place with two girls aged 10 and 12. Was a lot smaller then I expected it to be but still managed to spend a good hour and a half in there. The girls had a really good time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The shop was not that amazing and rather overpriced but on a wet miserable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

visited this place today with a thirteen and seventeen year old, we all really enjoyed it, good value for money too, an entertaining little place

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Newcastle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited on a rainy day in half term and found it a fun place to spend an hour or two. Lots of interactive exhibits which the children enjoyed. Not a big place but worth the £11.75 family ticket.

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stafford
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My partner and I visited on a wet October day. Entry was very cheap. Not the best kept museum but for the cost of entry, it's a bargain! The exhibits were interactive and varied and I would imagine this place would entertain youngsters to much older folk! Well worth a trip if you're in the area. A good way to... More

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