Two Sundays ago, I managed to get a few friends to visit the Hong Kong Trick Eye Museum with me and we had so much fun!
The Trick Eye Museum first started in Seoul, South Korea and now has 2 overseas branches in Singapore and Hong Kong. It is an interactive 3D museum featuring oversized optical illusion paintings and installations that make them come alive when viewed through the camera lens.
You probably won’t be able to see the “trick” from the naked eye but when viewed on a screen, the effect is quite amazing! You of course have to stand at the correct position to get the effect.
The museum consist of 5 areas with different themes, namely Secret Garden, World of Masterpieces, Great Adventure, Neverland and Hong Kong Discovery. There is no need to decide which one to visit because one will pass through all 5 themes when moving from the entrance to the exit.
Since there were 4 of us, we could come up with different “choreography” for each painting / installation.
It took a little bit of time for us to “warm up” to the idea of being a director but very soon after we did, it was all great fun and a lot of laughter. Just take note that it can get a little warm inside the museum, especially after trying out all the different poses. It might be a good idea to bring your own water bottle.
Sometimes you need to rotate the photo in order to see the final product!
If you have no idea how to pose or what to do at each stop, there are guidelines pasted next to almost each and every painting or installation and you can just follow accordingly or improvise – I would suggest the latter, just let your imagination juice flow!
And, don’t forget the expressions! I think we probably failed big time in that aspect lol!
We had a great time at the Trick Eye Museum (and exercised quite a bit too!). If you are planning to visit The Peak, why not include the Trick Eye Museum as part of your programme for the day?
Ticket Price: HK$150/adult, HK$100/child (age 3-11), HK$100/senior (age 65 or above) (Book your tickets online here and save 10%!)
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 10pm
Address: Shop No. 1 on Level 3 The Peak Galleria 118 Peak Road Hong Kong
Disclosure: We received complimentary admission tickets from Hong Kong Trick Eye Museum but all opinions are my own.
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