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The Puzzling Place

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Address: 9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 75102
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling uphill...

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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Quite interesting

Myself my partner and our 3 year old boy went here for a visit while we were in Keswick and have to say it was not bad some good bits and pieces to entertain us, however it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sean K
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself my partner and our 3 year old boy went here for a visit while we were in Keswick and have to say it was not bad some good bits and pieces to entertain us, however it doesn't take long to go round it

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Thank Sean K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good for kids and adults alike. Some classics and some unusual puzzles. Worth a visit. Great on a rainy day.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited Keswick and google searched for good things to do while we were here and the puzzling place came up. It was alright I guess. I feel like they could put more effort into their attractions. It was good for a rainy afternoon but if I ever came back to Keswick I don't think I'd come... More 

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Thank Emma Louise C
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is really somewhere to take grandchildren to. Very interesting even for adults. Be amazed at simple things

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Thank Antmaim
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy day this is a good way to spend an hour and at only £3.75 each, is reasonably priced. Having said that, if it cost any more I would have felt let down. The exhibits are tired and in need of maintenance and the venue is "basic" in it's surroundings - more like a warehouse. Worth a visit... More 

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Thank Lee S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time here with our 12 year olds. Have visited a similar place in Wanaka, NZ - and although this was smaller, it was value for money and we easily spent an hour here (could spend longer). Great visual puzzles and interactive exhibits. Kept our girls entertained - especially the video of the different size room/chair etc.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have walked past many times without going in to this small museum - had an enjoyed hour here when we finally decided to visit. Some very interesting opitical illusions and 2 interactive rooms, however can only give 3 stars as some exhibits appear to be very tired, grubby and worse for wear. Perhaps time of visit was a factor as... More 

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Thank PoppyJM
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Puzzling place was brilliant.. and very puzzling! It was fun and there were lots of optical illusions. The gift shop had lots of fun things too! It was quite expensive but it was really fun and mind boggling! The room which tilted and everything went the wrong way was mind blowing. We just couldn't get our head around how... More 

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Thank RICHARDANDMAIR
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rainy day activity. It's a bit basic from the outside and we almost didn't go up. Very bored 'attendant'. Fun for passing time but feel no real need to go back ever again.

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Thank Gari W
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun hour spent being mind-boggled, with kids (aged 7 and 5) and grandparents enjoying equally. Easy to find. Worth a visit.

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