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Review of The Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place
Ranked #20 of 75 things to do in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Reviewed July 3, 2013

The puzzling place is at the bottom of the town. We went in for a quick laugh and indeed it was quite fun and reasonably cheap £3.50/adult. Some really cool illusions and tasks to try. Fun for all ages.

Thank Vixen13
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

A wee bit different, i will give it that. Some of the illusions are really clever. The only thing is quite a few of them have you feeling a bit woozy - a lot of them rely on you focusing on different bits and bobs then somewhere else....to be honest i felt a bit ill by the end of it all.

The crazy room with the sloping floors was fun at first....but honestly after about 2mins on there i thought i was gonna be sick.

Overall it was decent but you might be better off having a game of pitch and putt.

Thank mickymcc1976
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We are a family of four (two children, 10 & 13) and we spent over an hour looking at and playing with the exhibits & illusions. Great value for money and a nice break from the hustle & bustle of Keswick High Street.

Thank ScullerDude
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Went here as it was raining! Not unusual in the lakes!
Great place to kill time when it's raining..
Be prepared to enjoy optical illusions and puzzles that are interactive!

Really good quirky idea and I'm surprised this hasn't been done before!

Great fun for all ages including adults!!!!

Thank spacedhopper
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was not interested in the many other illusions on display here for the low admission price of £3.50 - the Ames room was all I wanted to see. And there is was at the far end of the hologram gallery, crisp and clean and cleverly set up. Make that expertly set up, because there was even a place built in from which the best photos could be taken, and a television screen so you can see yourself as you will appear in a photo. What a treat - not only could I see an Ames Room, I could walk into it and have my picture taken! If you visit, do take a camera.

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