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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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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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Was alright.

It was ok, mildly entertaining overall with a couple of highlights and the customary overpriced shop at the end

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2015
Shorttripman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

It was ok, mildly entertaining overall with a couple of highlights and the customary overpriced shop at the end

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

the puzzles and illusions both old and new gave food for thought as to how they are created unfortunately everything is on the first floor (stairs to climb)

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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is a good spot if you have an hour or so to kill in Keswick -- a wide range of illusions gathered together in one attraction so that you can play with perspective, watch a billiard ball roll "uphill" or take a photograph of yourself standing "on the ceiling". There are no bathroom facilities, so if you have small... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great place to visit both adults and kids enjoyed it. Not very big but lots of puzzles and things to do. We spent just over an hour visiting. It was a rainy afternoon when we visited so it was quite busy but easy to get round to see everything. It was £11.75 for two adults and two children. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Found just searching online, puzzling place was great fun for adults & kids mainly the big kids, entry fees were reasonable. Great idea if your stuck for something to do.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

On a resent holiday in the lakes we had three days of rain so decided to visit this place. It was very good many of the illusions you may have seen before but theres bound to be many that you have't It was a very worthwhile day out there is a good gift shop where you can buy many types... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Something for everyone, not very long needed though, the children liked it, made them laugh. Some people were quite dizzy when they walked in!

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Visited this illusional museum a few years back when on holiday the weather was naff, it was quite good actually, a lot better than any of us had imagined it would be, and very reasonably priced

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We went to Keswick to find this place as we saw an ad in the local magazine (yes they do bring in business) It was a fun little place, entry was £3.75 and they allow dogs which is a bonus. They had lots of little illusions to fool the mind, my favourite being the room that makes people look big... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We took our girls (aged 6&7) to have a look at the puzzling place one rainy day last week. We got there when it opened, which was lucky because it did fill up by the end of our time. We enjoyed the puzzles, holograms and the quirky rooms, and it reminded me of a small version of the Stuart landsborough... More 

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