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The Puzzling Place

9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
+44 17687 75102
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Good way to spend an hour or so on a rainy day, especially at the price. Some illusions are... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Amy N
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Good fun!

We did this yesterday after having it recommended to us by several people. It was raining as well... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
IslandRamblers97
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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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rainy day” (124 reviews)
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9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
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+44 17687 75102
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend an hour or so on a rainy day, especially at the price. Some illusions are slightly tired but that doesn't detract from the fun.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We did this yesterday after having it recommended to us by several people. It was raining as well so made a nice undercover activity. Lots of optical illusion things and puzzles and experiment things you can play with. It was popular but not unpleasant to...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Great for a few hours on a raining morning fun activities and puzzles and fun illusions. But this would be better if opened before 11 am. You may miss the entrance as it on the first floor above the toy shop.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The Puzzling Place is a fun place to visit for all ages and is reasonably priced.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

It was a real surprise, especially after some of the reviews. A group of us went, aged 4, 46, 53 and 76 and we all really enjoyed it. There was something for everyone and enough to keep you intrigued and entertained. Its very reasonably priced...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Exactly as you would expect - packed full of a myriad illusions and tricks that will fill an hour or so. Reasonably priced with a fun little shop just in case you haven’t completely exhausted your puzzle appetite. Good for adults with youngish kids.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Whilst in Keswick we visited the puzzling room. Located in museum square, through a door, up steepish stairs. The kids - 15, 12 & 9 loved it, particularly the anti gravity room. All the exhibits are interactive. Sadly some exhibits need a bit of tender...More

Thank Meryl B
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We popped in during a wet day- really enjoyed it especially the anti gravity room. Lots to try out. The holograms were amazing!

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Some of the items were fascinating and unusual, it was enjoyed by my children and I. Probably a one off visit.

Thank Wayne L
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The attraction is fun so long as you take the time to read and follow instructions of the illusions. The stairs to get in at very steep. We enjoyed it and it's not particularly expensive.

Thank Claire B
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mizzaball
February 21, 2018|
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Yes definitely
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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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we took some and nobody said anything other people were too.
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