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The Puzzling Place

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Good place to spend an hour or so

Popped in here for a look. It was fun! On first appearences it looked quite small, but we were in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gemmab482
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Great visit!

We visited on a rainy day and spent easily 90 minutes there and absolutely loved it! It is hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aaron M
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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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All reviews anti gravity rainy day great fun mind boggling optical illusion ames room gravity room mind bending all ages well worth a visit gift shop a lot of fun kids and adults great little place couple of hours photo opportunities entry fee
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in here for a look. It was fun! On first appearences it looked quite small, but we were in here for at least an hour. It was a good giggle and quite interesting. Good for older kids age 8+. Younger ones might not appreciateand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day and spent easily 90 minutes there and absolutely loved it! It is hands on and basic but a lot of fun to be had if you have the right mindset.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aaron M
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit and well behaved dogs are welcome which is a bonus. The puzzling place is a very cleaver idea definitely older kids would really enjoy it especially the optical illusion exhibits. The entry cost was £3.75 each and it takes about 45...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

I went not knowing what to expect really, but if you want to kill an hour or so which me and my family did is an interesting and fun place to go. Nice little weird science going on which can give you a few interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Perfect for a rainy day in Keswick, it isn’t very big but they have some fab stuff that will really get the brain going. My 3 yr old loved it as did we. Only £3.75 for an adult, under 5s free. Definitely worth a visit,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend a rainy morning. Really interesting and confusing optical illusions. I now can't believe what my eyes are telling me.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the entrance fee. Very entertaining and mind boggling at times. The puzzles in the shop could keep you occupied for hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Just happened to stumble past this place. Ended up having a great time. It's not completely obvious where it is from the main street, just down an alleyway opposite Oxfam. We'll worth a visit. We ended up staying for an hour and a half

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HoneyMuffinPickles
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Decided to give this a try as in area, thought it might not be the best as going as a couple with no kids however we were pleasantly surprised. The illusions are good, the anti-gravity room was well done and really baffled the senses. Some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rond465
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Saw the pamphlet and decided to go. Wow. Very cheap to have an enjoyable hour or so being completely baffled by everything we saw. Very entertaining.

Date of experience: November 2018
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52kag1993
September 5, 2018|
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Response from A1M2G | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with answer above. There is a staircase to entrance. Might also be tricky to move a large pram around. I would contact them pre visit.
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mizzaball
February 21, 2018|
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Response from A1M2G | Reviewed this property |
Yes good fun for adults too.
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Sc0tspine
January 9, 2018|
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Response from ElAlastair | 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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