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The Puzzling Place

9A Museum Square, Keswick CA12 5DZ, England
+44 17687 75102
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It’s okay

The Puzzling place is a little run down and tired but it was okay for a quick visit and some of the... read more

Reviewed today
Caz H
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Great way to fill an hour or two on a wet day

This place definitely worth a visit on a wet day. Some of the experiences just blow your mind. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark A
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Telford, 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Puzzling place is a little run down and tired but it was okay for a quick visit and some of the interactive will be interesting for kids.

Thank Caz H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place definitely worth a visit on a wet day. Some of the experiences just blow your mind. The best by far is the room where if you stand at one end you look tiny and the other you look large. Watch your partner walk...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went not expecting much from this place, paid our £3.95 and walked in. We had an amazing time and lots of laughs. We weren't expecting to spend 1+ hours at this place buy had to leave rventually as our parking ticket was about to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun for about an hour, all indoors and interactive so definitely a good way to spend some time if the weather isn’t so good. Lots of exhibits benefit from a partner so probably not ideal if you’re visiting alone. Overall...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun illusions to keep the family entertained for the afternoon on a rainy day! Would recommend

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so here on a wet day. Interesting and a good laugh. Enjoyed trying everything and looking at the illusions etc. Good fun for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place while wandering round the shops, so decided to pay a visit. It is small, but entertaining. They had explanations for 'why' some of the puzzles are so, but for the most interesting ones they have the explanation is frustratingly 'nobody...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Me and my partner had a good laugh here and we enjoyed taking silly pictures in the illusions. We were the only two there when we went and therefore it was nice to have the full run of the attraction to ourselves. It was a...More

Thank Lauren F
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A good way to spend an hour on a rainy day, quite busy as you can imagine but easy to walk round and not trip over people too much! Fun and mind bending all at the same time, for this price you can't grumble! A...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This place is brilliant. It is such a good way to spend an hour or so..... if in doubt give it a whirl. It’s so much better than its entrance gives it credit for. Too easy just to walk on by. Kids begged us to...More

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mizzaball
22 February 2018|
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Response from Polly H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Unfortunately some of the holograms, the designs and illusions have seen better days, they are tired and worn, but I had loads of fun just trying everything out. Being disorientated and having a giggle about it... More
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Sc0tspine
10 January 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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Nana_Plough
26 August 2016|
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Response from DorothyM2711 | Reviewed this property |
we took some and nobody said anything other people were too.
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