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The Puzzling Place

Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
(017687) 75102
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Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 young children, Activities for older children
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Thought we'd pop in as we were in Keswick and never expected it to be so good. Lots of illusions and puzzles to keep adults and children alike occupied and amazed. Don't forget your camera.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Some really interesting features and illusions, the tilted room made me feel like i had drank 10 pints of beer. A couple of the displays were looking a little tired.

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Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

From pictures I thought it is just a place with a couple of rooms and that's it, but there was much more to see. We enjoyed our time at the Puzzling Places looking around and taking pictures :)

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Essex
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We all really enjoyed this. It's a lot of fun and had us all amazed and all laughing. It's only small but a great place to go on a wet day

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is fun for all the family and really interesting. Don't miss testing your ingenuity on the small puzzles next to the shop area - some are seriously frustrating. Shop has some good gifts for kids. NO toilet facilities, so go beforehand!

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Washington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

my husband and I are far from young, but, having a rainy day in the lakes decided to give the Puzzling Place a visit. Two hours later, it was the best £3.00 worth of entertainment. Give it a go, all good fun!!!

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West London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Only a small place and inexpensive. Some 'ordinary' puzzles and illusions but some amazing things. The anti-gravity room is great fun: the chair rides upwards as do the billiard balls it is rather disorientating though and takes a moment to adjust to normality when you come out! Other things you can do are to shake hands with yourself, and erase... More

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Carlisle
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This really is a great place for the whole family to enjoy, lots of min boggling puzzles, to do, be in and watch. Lots of laughs and amazement. Great idea.

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was very disappointing, not so much in the puzzles themselves but in the sparse, basic presentation of all the exhibits. It looks very amateurish. Some puzzles were better than others and I am sure skids would really enjoy it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Brought my friends two boys here....they loved it....they loved how they got to try things out and learned a few things...very good to come to when weather isn't the best....enjoyable for young children and adults....

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