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“GREAT!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place
Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
(017687) 75102
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Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“GREAT!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a great place to visit for adults and children. Admission is not over priced - which is rare in the Lake District and it was a fascinating place to visit with lots of optical illusions to keep your brain busy. An ideal place to go on a rainy day. We had great fun and a laugh at some of the exhibits. Highly recommended for everyone from 0-100. Loved it!! Only downside was there was no toilets.

Visited April 2013
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“Must see experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Good place to visit for all ages, very interactive.

Before visiting I did visit TripAdvisor but decided to go for it anyway, things are dated yes and it could probably do with a lick of paint true, but that ignored I do think its a hidden gem - and it definitely has potential.

Don't expect to be here for a while though, a family of 5 (3 Adults, 2 Kids) even though managing to read/interact with all the illusions were only here for 30-45 minutes. (Which in all fairness is the suggested duration advertised on the website). I did fell though, that the entry cost, for what you get is a little overpriced.

It is certainly worth a visit - especially with Keswick as the location, remember to take your camera as there are no on site photographers.

Visited April 2013
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“Brill place to visit.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a brill place to visit....Had a great couple of hours. Especially in the room where I looked 2 inches tall.

Visited April 2013
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“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The place was entertaining for the kids, and they did enjoy all the illusions, but it's an exact replica of the one in Edinburgh (which we were unaware of) although a little more rundown. Slightly expensive entrance fee too. Plus there are no restrooms available.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the puzzling place as a party of 8 ranging from 6 month to 62 years and spent about an hour and a half. Lots of different bits to keep everyone occupied. Even the 6 month old was kept busy! Will be returning in May! Lots of photo opportunities too! :-)

Visited May 2012
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