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The Puzzling Place

9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
+44 17687 75102
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Great Fun and Quite Mind Bending

Six of us decided to pop in as it wasn't expensive and sounded like a bit of fun. We weren't... read more

Reviewed today
Hazel F
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Brackley, England, United Kingdom
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Must spend time

Some of the exhibitions are basic but others you need to read to understand, well worth the money... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miles P
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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 gallery!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
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+44 17687 75102
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Reviewed today via mobile

Six of us decided to pop in as it wasn't expensive and sounded like a bit of fun. We weren't disappointed and had about 30/45 mins looking around and getting some great fun photos. I would definitely recommend popping by especially if you like illusions.

Thank Hazel F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Some of the exhibitions are basic but others you need to read to understand, well worth the money. All these reviews about how it took them 15 mins are wrong if you stand and read and actually take in the exhibitions you could spend a...More

Thank Miles P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All kinds of mind puzzles, kept the kids amused for nearly an hour. Quite reasonably priced with small gift shop. The kids loved the room where it appeared you were upside down standing on the wall or ceiling on the monitor.

Thank Wiscasset
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

was ok, nothing special, alot of the stuff you've seen on the internet...thought it was really cheap...then when I got in there felt it should have been free or a couple of quid really. Was hard to find too.

Thank Christina J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this was worth a visit if your disabled or have a pushchair I would not recommend. Being on the first floor I was sure on this day and age a lift would be provided - no such luck. Had to carry the pushchair up...More

Thank emjar1984
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to places like this before but I have to say this had the best collection of mind bending optical illusions I have seen. They are all really interesting with good explanations of how they work. Some of them are really unsettling like the...More

Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Staff were super friendly and the exhibits really fun, I couldnt get my head around some of them even with the explanation pannels! Was only £3.50 to get in and well worth it for a mind bending hour, lovely little shop...More

Thank ben m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very entertaining and mind stretching. The lady on duty was very friendly. Stock in shop was original.Well worth a visit.

Thank PrestonWalker
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll have to look out for the entrance as it's upstairs, but once inside you will find loads of illusions & puzzles. Good fun for adults & children alike. A great way to spend a couple of hours, especially on a wet day

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun place to visit, only need about an hour and it's very well priced. They have a mix of static and interactive optical illusions. The room that defies gravity was really good (how can a ball roll uphill, how can a person...More

Thank Craig D
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mizzaball
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Polly H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Unfortunately some of the holograms, the designs and illusions have seen better days, they are tired and worn, but I had loads of fun just trying everything out. Being disorientated and having a giggle about it... More
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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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Nana_Plough
August 25, 2016|
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Response from DorothyM2711 | Reviewed this property |
we took some and nobody said anything other people were too.
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