Trick EYe Museum

Most people are drawn to Korea because of its exquisite culture, including the vibrant life in Seoul. But do you know that there are cool places you can visit that will feed your imagination. One of these cool places is the museum.

I know, I know. Museums can be a bore at times. Mainly because you spend your time walking around and viewing other “prestigious” people’s painting. And I also know some people find this quite interesting and satisfying. But, how about a twist. What if you visited a museum and you instead become the artwork? Yes, you too can become a “prestigious” artwork.

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Sounds exciting yeah? Then you have to visit Trick Eye Museum.

Trickeye Museum is an art gallery with 2D paintings that give off the illusion of being 3D. The 3D effect is created using ‘trompe l’oeil’ techniques, a technique that deceives the eyes (and camera). You and the painting become one because you get to interact with the painting.

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At Trickeye Museum, there are also two other museums that are located in the same building, Ice World and Love Museum. Each are just as fascinating. Tickets for Ice world are added with Trickeye museum’s fee for a price of around 8,000 won. Like it name, you can expect EVERYTHING to be made of ice at Ice World. It’s really cool because there’s an igloo in there and a house with all its amenities made out of ice. I mean the bed, bathroom, kitchen, glassware, chair, countertop, and table are all made of ice. Additionally, there’s also a slide in there too.

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In contrast, Love Museum is not included in the admission fee of Trickeye Museum, however, it is still a must see. It offers an exotic kind of fun—18 and older restriction. Similarly, it also has very interactive exhibits and tickets are priced around 13,000 won.

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Address: 357-1, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul Seogyo Plaza B2

To get there, you have to take Line 2 on the Subway toward Hongik University. Get off at Hongik University/Hongdae proceed towards exit 9.

The location is a little hard to find, but ask around or use your GPS (if it helps). It is not too far from the subway, however. When you get out of the exit make sure you turn left at the crosswalk and keep walking for like seven minutes. Once you see some interesting fixtures of manikins, you’ve arrived.

My friend was visiting Korea for 10 days. She was also very excited about visiting Trickeye Museum. So, I tagged along with her, and we alternatively took some great shots for each another and had a blast. Here are a few pictures of us becoming one with art.




Article by Esther from the U.S.A.

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