Trick Eye Museum Seoul


I have previously brought this blog to the Alive Museum in Singapore and now, we are going to the Trick Eye Museum! Plus, it is not the one in Singapore, but in Seoul! So here's how you get to Trick Eye Museum from the subway station at Hongik University - (1) Walk straight from Exit #9; (2) Cross the road at the main intersection; (3) Turn left onto Hongik-ro Street; (4) Go right at the second turn-in between Tony Moly and Holika Holika. You will find Trick Eye Museum on your right down this street!

Check out the map below for easy navigation ^.^

Did you notice the figurine on the ceiling of the entrance?
I got the shock of my life before realising it wasn't a real person -.-""

By the way, do note that the Trick Eye Museum is located on Basement 2 so don't stop walking down the stairs until you reach the bottomest floor alright? Well, located on the Basement 1 is a actually a Love Museum, which surely will have its own market for people who wish to visit for the fun, but I guess I can be pretty sure you wouldn't want to turn up at the wrong museum if you are with your kids. Or worse, parents =x

We visited the museum on a Saturday, our first day in Korea so it was a slightly on the crowded side of the scale although most people are really fast (probably because it was a little late already and everyone wants to complete the trail before closing) so we didn't have to wait too long for our turn at each station.

Enough talk, let's start with the Ice Museum!

The "museum" is actually quite a small one, about the size of a large home which was basically what it was based on. There were all sorts of furniture arranged within to form an ICE home. Even though we were already wearing our trench coat and jacket (since it was already quite cold during autumn), we were freezing in the house and came out half-dead. Bf, who was initially keen to visit Korea during winter next time changed his mind immediately upon exiting the Ice Museum lol. And there was this crazy group who stripped their clothes and competing against each other to see who is able to withstand the cold for the longest period #bravesouls

Alrights, time for the main highlight - the TRICK EYE MUSEUM!

Although the art pieces at Alive Museum and Trick Eye Museum are somewhat similar (since the concept is fundamentally the same), I still get vowed by everything I see and made bf take pictures at almost all the different stations =x There were about a hundred artworks and there were those that were so inspiring that we just kept the camera clicking without stop while we try out all the different poses we can possibly think of.

SO, everything is just so exciting and the "rarely-excited" me ended up having few hundreds of photos by the end of the visit, on the first day of my ten-day trip lol. And because I cannot possible post all of them here without resulting in a page that probably needs an hour to load the pictures in full, I had to painstakingly cut down, shortlist, eliminate so many of them that the ones you see here are just those that I love most. I hope you guys would enjoy browsing through these pictures too! =DDD

Okay I cheated a bit by combining three photos into a gif hehe
Just this one!

The Kungfu Expert

Super proud of this one because there wasn't a guide and no one there knew what this is about. I don't know if it was meant to be like this but I certainly liked how it turned out!

Waiting for bf while he takes his boat here..

So mean right! Look at that face..

Punishment: Balance for a minute while I took my time to capture this picture

This guy should really venture into acting...

LOL no wonder the two passers-by diao him

HA, here are the two poses we need you guys to vote so we can determine which is the better one! BF thought of the first one whilst the second was my idea. So which did you think was scarier, more exciting, did not block the piranha and took into consideration the presence of the cliff? Mine right!

Bf is still lousy, don't even know how to hang on properly

The notes really look like they are coming out of the picture!

Spiderman, Spiderman. Does whatever a spider can.

Bf said this is a pose of him trying to hold on to my hand. As I fell -.-""

More evidence to show that my bf has mental issues:

Whoever slaps a cupid?!

On to the final lap at the museum, the Mirror Maze! It was probably my favourite part of the entire Trick Eye experience. Kind of scary because it was super dark and quiet inside, and all the reflections made it look like it was going to be a long way before we can find the exit. Which was what I would want actually.. I would have wished it was more challenging and I could have the opportunity to get lost lol.

Trick Eye Museum
357-1 Seogyo-dong
Seogyo Plaza B2
Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
Operating Hours: 9am – 9pm daily
(Last Admission at 9pm)

Lastly, while you happily place Trickeye Museum Seoul in your itinerary, remember to download the discount coupon here (valid till 31 December 2014) or from Visit Korea website if you are travelling at a later late. You will be able to find the same coupons in the complimentary monthly travel magazines available at the airport too! The usual promotion will be a discounted admission fee of just KRW 12,000 instead of KRW 15,000 which also includes entry to the Ice Museum, for up to 4 pax. Remember to put on your creativity cap and bring an extraordinary thick coat if you are gonna brave the Ice Museum!

Find out more about my Korea itinerary here,

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  1. Hello Yvette, thank you for visiting Trick Eye Museum in Seoul and hope you had great time with us. We would like to share some of your photo at TEM in our blog for English speakers ( If it's ok with you, please let us know. Thank you! :)

    1. Hello! Yes, I definitely enjoyed my time at trick eye museum in Seoul. Feel free to share the photos :)

    2. Hello Yvette, your photo will be featured in our blog sometime in this week. So please do check our blog by end of the week. Thank you!



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