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The Puzzling Place

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A good choice for a visit when the weather is not good. A good variety of exhiibits that everyone... read more

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Mini moon

This place is great, very mind bending and good fun, we had a great laugh trying out the big and... read more

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Lorraine H
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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A good choice for a visit when the weather is not good. A good variety of exhiibits that everyone will find interesting and surprising. Very suitable for children and adults.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is great, very mind bending and good fun, we had a great laugh trying out the big and small illusion.

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed yesterday

Very good place to visit on a damp day kept us going for over an hour we have been in the shop before, but never been in to see the rest of it. The anti gravity room was awesome scary but brilliant it was all...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I've been a few times here as I live nearby but it just seems to have no money put back into it and maintained. Everything is just getting more worn and tired looking each time I've been. It wouldn't take too much to give everything...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved The Puzzling Place as it’s such simple old fashion fun. The building is showing its age and the exhibits too but don’t let it put you off. The entry fee is nominal compared to other places and for what you pay you can’t...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Great for all ages! I thought it was quite small upon entry and wondered if it was worth it but I eat my words!! We spent ages in here messing about! Loved the info displays too, which explained each illusion. You could...More

Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The puzzling place is a great place for a quick stop off, it’s definitely not gonna take long to go around maybe a couple of hours at a stretch. It’s well laid out, creative in places and nice enough. For some of the illusions I’d...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely visit; So funny and interesting! So worth the £7 for the two of us to get in, really laughed and learnt a lot in the half an hour! Great for kids and adults!! Highly recommend!

Thank MelburyW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really like the Puzzling Place and visit whenever we're in the area. It's really fascinating and fun, great for those rainy afternoons when you're all hiked out. But they REALLY need to put a sign at the end of the street so people can...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cracking little place to go and spend half an hour in amazement. The anti-gravity room is fantastic and all for under £4. If you're in the area and have a little time to kill, this place is perfect.

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52kag1993
September 5, 2018|
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Response from cazpearceamy | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid to get into the attraction you do have to go up quite a large, steep staircase. On my visit I don't recall seeing a lift. You can check their web page to see if they have lift access. Hope this helps ☺
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mizzaball
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Lucy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely
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Sc0tspine
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Alastair M | Reviewed this property |
We paid £3.75 per adult. Not sure on opening times but I think it was something like 10-4/5 in Winter.
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