A World of Illusions: Trick Eye Museum

Whoa, it looks crazy, right? Doesn’t it look so real? When Stacey and I first arrived to South Korea, one of the first thing we wanted to do was visit Trick Eye.

Trick Eye Museum is a place where they use paintings, pictures and even objects to create a 3D illusions. This technique is known as trompe l’oeil, a french word that basically means “Fooling the eye”.

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When we first entered the museum which is found at the basement underneath the Love museum, we can see people getting excited and giggling as they go in. If it’s one thing I learned about Koreans, they sure do love taking pictures, so what best place to do that than Trick Eye Museum?

The best thing about this museum is that there’s no limits; you can have fun and be creative in so many ways!

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There are countless of different paintings and pictures throughout the different rooms in the exhibit, although some of it can be quite redundant. Regardless, Stacey and I had so much fun. It was deafinitely worth it!

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In addition, Trick Eye Museum also have the ice museum and cafe as well as other small exhibits. It can be located in Hongdae, where you can enjoy abundant delicious street food and go shopping in many shopping vendors.

The admission for Trick Eye also includes the ice museum. It is really cold (so cold that Stacey’s lips turned blue!) so wear pants or bring a sweater if you can.

How to get there:

Address: 357-1, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul Seogyo Plaza B2
Opening hours: 9am to 9pm (last admission: 8pm)
Admission Fee: Adult 15,000 won , child 12,000 won for both Trick Eye Museum and Ice Museum (~$15 for adults, ~$12 for children)

 

Direction according to Korea tourism website:

Hongik University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 9.
Go straight 150m, cross the road, and turn left onto Hongik-ro Street.
Go straight 120m, and turn right down the second side street (in between TONYMOLY and Holika Holika).
Continue going 100m to arrive at Trickeye Museum on the right.

***Money-saving tips: Before heading over to Trick Eye, visit Korea tourist information center in Hongdae close by to get brochures. They offers various coupons. They had a discount coupon for trick eye for ~2,000 won off.

If you are not satisfied with this museum, there’s also another Museum called Alive in Insadong with the same concept as Trick Eye.

Have you ever experience seeing 3D art? If so, where? 

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  1. I live in South Korea and I did not know they have a Trick Eye Museum here! 🙂 Thanks for this!

  2. This is so cool! I could spend hours in this museum, and you’re right it does look realistic to a certain degree aha! With that discount I am so there!
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  3. I felt a bit dizzy just looking at these! This is definitely one of the coolest twists I’ve seen on art in a while.

  4. Dude, this is awesome! I’ve only seen 3D pictures like this on the internet. To experience it in real life must be so cool!
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  5. How cool is this place?! I love these pics…you have to use one for a christmas card lol
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  6. I just wrote a blog post about that museum, too. 😀 Great pictures!! The bus stop picture is so funny… it didn’t work for us but it looks great with your dark hair. 🙂

    1. Haha thank you! Isn’t the museum fun? Hope you had a blast there 🙂

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