I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fans of museums. I’m just not a fan of browsing for hours and reading information plaques. Every once in awhile, you stumble upon a museum that actually makes you want to visit! The Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae is a different kind of museum experience with artwork that gives a 3D effect. It’s a selfie lover’s dream!
The Trick Eye Museum is really easy to get to as it’s quite close to exit 9 of Hongik University Station. The ticket price is a little steep at 15,000 but they frequently have special ticket prices for foreigners. They have steep discount tickets on Korean shopping websites like TMON occasionally, too.
I actually printed out a discount ticket but ended up forgetting to bring it with me. I just mentioned the discount and the employee still gave it to me so I think they are very easy-going. They recently opened an Ice Museum inside of the Trick Eye Museum so you can get a combo ticket for one price too.
Make no mistake, everyone comes here for the pictures. All of the artwork is set up so you can take an interesting picture. Some of them can get really fun and look more realistic than you would think!
Even if you want to take a picture with everyone in your group, have no fear because employees are lurking around just to help you with this problem. Most of the staff can speak enough English and I even heard some of them speaking Japanese and Chinese. They must get a lot of tourists!
I had a lot of fun posing with all of the art. I went during the weekend so it was really crowded! I spent a lot of time waiting for a turn to pose with certain pictures. Other than that, it was a fun thing to do with my hubby and we laughed a lot at how crazy we looked!
Q: Would you visit a 3D art museum like the Trick Eye Museum?
To get to the Trick Eye Museum, go to Hongik University Station and go straight out of Exit 9. Turn left on the first intersection corner (there is a TGIF) then turn right down the small street with a Holika Holika store. The Trick Eye Museum will be on your right!