Seoul’s Trickeye Museum does just what it says: It teases your senses with an optical illusion technique called trompe l'oeil
that gives two-dimensional works of art a 3-D appearance. This is also one of the few museums in the world that makes art interactive, so you’ll have a camera full of unique souvenirs to take home with you. The Basics
The Trickeye Museum is divided into themed areas where you can launch a giant Angry Bird or pose in an upside-down room that makes you look like you’re meditating on the ceiling. There’s also an Ice Museum filled with life-sized ice sculptures and an ice slide, and an adults-only Love Museum that explores erotic art. An app lets guests explore the collection with augmented reality (AR). Things to Know Before You Go
- The Trickeye Museum is a must-see for families, groups of friends, and Instagrammers.
- Admission includes the Ice Museum; the Love Museum charges a separate fee.
- Book your admission ticket online ahead of time to avoid waiting in line at the ticket office.
- Bring a camera; the exhibits at the Trickeye Museum are designed for photo ops.
How to Get There
The Trickeye Museum is situated in Seogyo Plaza in the heart of Hongdae. To get there, take the Seoul Subway Green Line to Hongik Station and leave through Exit 9, or take one of many public buses to Seogyo Wedding Town. When to Get There
The Trickeye Museum is open daily from 9am to 9pm. Because hours extend well into the evening, it’s a convenient place to visit on your way to a night out in Hongdae. Trickeye Passport
The Trickeye Museum has expanded to include six locations throughout Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Visitors can purchase a Trickeye Passport, which grants free admission to all Trickeye branches for three years.