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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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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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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We visited puzzling place while visiting Keswick. Price was good as under 5's are free and adults are under £4 each. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be but there was plenty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
hayley b
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited puzzling place while visiting Keswick. Price was good as under 5's are free and adults are under £4 each. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be but there was plenty to look at and challenges to do. Our 4 year old daughter really enjoyed it. It was good fun in some of the areas where... More 

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Dover, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for an hour if your in the area. Its interactive, probably best to go with a friend to share the fun. Take your camera to capture photos of the interactive illusions.

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Thank Kelk C
Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here to prevent boredom setting in for our grand child, she loved it, and to be honest the two big kids with her enjoyed it too !! Well worth a visit

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend an afternoon as a couple or family and friends. Great fun and photo opportunities. Definitely worth a visit

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours in here being puzzled, baffled, frustrated and amused. Such a simple concept - a big collection of puzzles and optical illusions. Yes, it's a bit tired looking but the kids didn't care - they loved it. Especially the chair that rolls uphill - couldn't get them off that! And so cheap I thought they'd... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner had wanted to go here for ages so with some spare time this visit we went. 4 adults, less than £12, a solid hour or more of amusing entertainment. It could do with a bit of TLC but most of the illusions work, some get you thinking and we had some hilarious moments. For less than £4 each... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband & I went whilst on a few days away, there was only us 2 in the building so had immense FUN trying out all the illusions , kids would enjoy as well as big kids!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little place to while away an hour or so. Very reasonable entry fee, some very weird and mind boggling exhibits. Left feeling slightly nauseous/dizzy from some of the optical illusions and exhibit rooms but I suppose that's half the point!

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Formby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Decided to have a look at the puzzling place while passing through Keswick. We spent about an hour here and found the exhibits to be quite interesting but some were either broken or not there which was a little disappointing. I wouldn't come again but it is a nice enough place to go for a hour or so especially if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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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