Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong (19.03 closed for renovation)

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Visit the World-Class 3D Museum in Hong Kong. Meet Truly Original 3D Paintings and Sculptures

An interactive 3D museum, Trick Eye Museum opened its door in 2010 at the heart of Hongdae, the city of art and culture, in Seoul, South Korea. The museum was built to create a pleasant and enjoyable environment for learning through art outside of the classroom. The Trick Eye Museum makes use of the Trompe-l’oeil technique, which had previously not been widely known in Korea, and aims to promote and share its experimental effects and educational values.

The prominent travel site TripAdvisor, through a use of customer testimonies, recognized the Trick Eye Museum as the No.1 museum and gallery attraction in Seoul in 2014. In response to high demand and increasing popularity, the Trick Eye Museum now has three domestic and two overseas branches in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Trick Eye Museum is proud of..

  • Please, Touch! Museum - Visitors to the Trick Eye Museum will not find signs such as ‘don’t touch’ or ‘no flash’. The museum allows people to touch and take photos of each of the displayed works.

  • Interactive! Museum - Each artwork on display is completed through active participation by the visitors. Trick Eye Museum is an interactive museum where one can become an actor, director and a photographer.

  • Trick Eye! Museum - Trick Eye Museum features oversized optical illusion paintings and installations that trick both your eyes and the camera lens. Paintings on plain surfaces come alive through the use of optical illusions.

History of Trick Eye

Although ‘Trompe-l’oeil, the word that Trick Eye derived from, came into popular use around the 17th century, the technique has roots in both the ancient Greek and Roman periods. In ancient cities such as Pompeii, several murals were founded with painted doors, windows and hallways, which suggest a wider spatial effect. With the fall of the Roman Empire, the Trompe-l’oeil style was also disappeared into history. The discovery of perspective in the 14th century, however, triggered the re-emergence of optical illusion in paintings in both art and architecture. It was only in the 18th century, however, that the term Trompe-l’oeil came into use. As surprisingly realistic still, life paintings gained popularity among 17th-century French courts and wealthy families, the arty term Trompe-l’oeil came to be widely used. 

Today Trompe-l’oeil is indeed at the center of attention for its aesthetic effects and educational values and is seen in a vast array of areas: fine art, architecture and fashion design to name but a few.


Visitors with Disabilities
Trick Eye Museum recognizes the diversity of the general public’s abilities and needs and is committed to enabling many visitors to experience its interactive 3D artworks. However, visitors with a wheelchair might have some difficulties to interact with some of the installations. If there are needs of support Trick Eye Museum staffs are gladly assist you. Visit the following link for more accessibility information to the building:

Last admission: 8 p.m.

Photo credit: image of Trick Eye Museum

Opening hours

Mon–Sun 10:00–21:00.


Adult (12-64): 150 HKD
Child (3-11): 100 HKD
Senior (65 or above): 100 HKD


+852 2813 1686



Hong Kong
Shop No.1 on Level 3 The Peak Galleria 118 Peak Road Hong Kong

How to get there?

By Peak Tram

Take the Peak Tram at Garden Road Terminal Tram runs 7am to 12 midnight (Mon-sun & Public Holidays) and departs every 10 to 15 minutes

By Bus

Take bus route no. 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus in CentralThe service operates daily from 10am until 00:15am and the journey takes about 35 minutes

By Minibus

Take green minibus route no. 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange.

By Taxi 

Take a taxi from Admiralty MTR Station (approxima
tely 15 mins)