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The Puzzling Place

9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
+44 17687 75102
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A hidden gem

Not well advertised, which meant it was quiet, which was great as it gave us time to explore and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unexpected gem, great for all ages

We visited with a group of 4 adults and 3 children under 4 and were surprised at how fun this was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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
+44 17687 75102
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not well advertised, which meant it was quiet, which was great as it gave us time to explore and try each exhibit. We had a really fun and fascinating time. Well worth the money.

Thank whoolie23
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with a group of 4 adults and 3 children under 4 and were surprised at how fun this was. Very reasonably priced and the kids loved it. There are a large amount of interactive displays with an explanation of how they work. They...More

Thank R L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found this place by chance, turned out to be an enjoyable couple of hours. Old style puzzles and games to pit your wits against and a strange adventure room!

Thank Robo93
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though we live about 1.5hrs away it's always worth the trip over. We visited for the 3rd time yesterday and the kids absolutely loved it. There were a few exhibits that were damaged but it didn't detract from the rest of the visit. The...More

Thank Basketcase81
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here as a quick fix for something to waste an hour or so. It's not much to get in but well worth the fee. Looking a tad in need of some tlc but there's plenty in there to make you go 'wow'. Especially liked...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a good place to visit. Its alot of fun and really gets your mind working. Well worth a visit

Thank 1HardToPlease1
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. Some of the exhibits are amazing. Take time to really look At everything. My grandsons were beyond excited by some of the rooms. Try everything. My six year old said it was the best place in the world! Maybe not the...More

Thank mollie767
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this place might be rather tacky. On the contrary, it was very interesting and great fun for children and adults.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of three visited for just under £10. In all honesty, by the time we came back out we would have gladly paid triple that as it was SO entertaining!! The illusions are fascinating and you spend time trying to work things out. I...More

Thank Shelle02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little attraction and good value for money. Lots of fun and interesting optical illusions. Great photo opportunities and some really weird stuff. Go to the George after for the best lunch in Keswick.

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Are you permitted to take your own photographs?
26 August 2016|
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Response from DorothyM2711 | Reviewed this property |
we took some and nobody said anything other people were too.
Sophie E
Are you allowed to brings dogs in with you?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Lauren S | Reviewed this property |
No I'm afraid not!
Where is it in Keswick
3 May 2016|
Response from sambucus |
Sorry. Now found it.