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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
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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Great place for the Kids :)

We went off season so it wasnt busy, we spent about 1 Hour in there, its not an all day event. Kids loved it, som impressive illusions, got some good photos in the special rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
DlGenner
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Nottingham
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Nottingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went off season so it wasnt busy, we spent about 1 Hour in there, its not an all day event. Kids loved it, som impressive illusions, got some good photos in the special rooms. Not bad value3for the amount we paid for a family ticket. worth a visit.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This has something for everyone and time really does fly when your having fun here! The anti gravity room is amazing and kept us talking even after we'd left!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We didn't really know what to expect from this place but as we were visiting Keswick for the day I looked for some different things to do and this fitting the bill perfectly, my children loved everything, with everything being interactive you can't fail to have fun or me mesmerised. An absolute must if you are in Keswick

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I decided to take a look at the puzzling place in July. With my family I really enjoyed this family day out the staff were friendly and the puzzles,very challenging. Would definitely recommend!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visit Keswick at least 4 times a year with various kids and they never tire of this place. Clearly much thought has gone into the attractions which would appeal to adults too.What makes this so special is that for all it is tucked away in Keswick I have not seen it's like even in the big cities that usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is fantastic for all ages! We were all so thrilled to experience different things especially in the anti gravity room!

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

A great place to entertain the children when they've had enough of hill walking and scenic views! Lots of interesting activities both hands-on and visually. Contrary to some of the other reviews, in my opinion this is well worth the family ticket price if you embrace the ideas and have fun!

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Belper, Derbyshire
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26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had looked on Tripadvisor for places to visit in Keswick and this came up as one of the best places to visit. We did enjoy a good hour in there. Amazing tricks of the eye and lots of interactivity. My partner did feel a little queasy in one room (there is a health and safety warning about this!!) We... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a fantastic 2 hours here, such a funny interesting visit, definitely take a camera! Fee was £3.75 each to enter for adults, it really was a great day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We'd set the Puzzling Place aside for a rainy day and this morning it didn't let us down. We were there for a good hour. Lots to do and plenty of fun photo opportunities.

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