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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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Description: A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling...
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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All the different sections in this world of illusion are extremely clever it is difficult to believe your own eyes. Is the ball really rolling uphill? Is the water flowing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
John M
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Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

All the different sections in this world of illusion are extremely clever it is difficult to believe your own eyes. Is the ball really rolling uphill? Is the water flowing uphill? Am I really shrinking and growing in size? Am I leaning at an angle or standing up straight? There is so much here you need to allow plenty of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sign on the wall saying not open Monday-Friday through January, after travelling half a hour from Penrith to visit. Says on here that it's open, when isn't. If you're going to do a visit, make sure it's on a Saturday or Sunday during January. Not impressed!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited here many times with our grandchildren and we always find something new and interesting. Not expensive either but very educational too.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a great place to spend an hour......lots of optical illusions and some amazingly simple things that you wouldn't believe. Well worth the entry fee for something out of the ordinary.

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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It was a bit expensive to go in, but I'd heard it was good, so I paid. It's quite small inside, so if you go on a rainy day, you'll find rather a lot of people there. Really interesting things to do and see when you go inside. I would recommend it. But the price would stop me going in... More 

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Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very interesting & clever but place itself is very small & overpriced I felt for the amount of illusions you see. It was also quite run down & looked unkept/dirty in places.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I found the exhibits fascinating and the facts about them very informative. For those who enjoy optical illusions and oddities, it is a must. I would be happy to return and show the family round.

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Dudley
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited this attraction recently as weather was poor and had a great time. Suitable for everyone ,this will keep you entertained for about one hour.Bigger than it looks from outside so dont be put off from outside. Well worth a visit.

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Oxford
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was down a little alley so you wouldnt just wander across it but it was well worth the visit. Only £3 per person and suitable for all ages. They had some really good attractions and you get some brilliant photos in there. We went with the whole family and everyone from our 2 year old to the 70 year... More 

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Recklinghausen, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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