~May your days be merry and bright~ Ahh December, my absolute favourite time of the year! I’ve already got my Christmas playlists going and singing along to them, but December is a funny month because it also means the ending of a school semester (and many deadlines). It helps a lot though, when the atmosphere around you is so festive and cheery. :)
No matter how busy, a little time off is always a good thing, if you ask me. So I asked my sister to join me at the very colourful and fun Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong and we made a day out of it!
So, what exactly is the Trick Eye Museum? Despite the name, think less traditional museum and more like a place with many giant paintings where you get to laugh, create your own poses with the paintings and leave with a bunch of creatively fun pictures! I love it.
The name Trick Eye comes from the term “trick of the eye”, which refers to an art technique called trompe-l’oeil, which makes use of optical illusions to create paintings with a three-dimensional effect! You’ll see what I mean from our photos I’m sharing! (P.S. Do a google image search for more trompe-l’oeil art, I find it pretty amazing!)
The Trick Eye Museum is from South Korea, but now has branches in Hong Kong and Singapore and I’ve actually been to each of them, ending up with a different set of pictures each time. ;)
It’s no secret that I’m quite a fan of 3D museums and you might have already seen some of my previous posts sharing about them on here! To me, the best way to enjoy the experience is just to have a laugh, not take yourself too seriously and I personally like to wear bright colours to match the colourful paintings! Makes the pictures pop even more. :)
Speaking of wearing bright colours, I swear I didn’t plan this, but I actually wore a completely matching outfit to this Prince Charming/male dancer sculpture and painting, hahaha! This is one of my favourite photos of the day. :)
My sister is an Art History major, so I think she really enjoyed becoming a part of this recreation of Édouard Manet’s painting! ;) Click here to see the original painting, Monet in his Studio Boat from 1874 and click here to learn more about Manet and his work.
Finally, just a little info about Trick Eye Hong Kong if you’re interested in visiting! It’s located inside the Peak Galleria (not to be confused with the Peak Tower next door, which is the building you’ll see if you take the Peak Tram up to The Peak). Click here for different ways to get there! There is also a free observation deck next to Trick Eye, which I’ll share more about soon!
As for the ticket prices, an adult ticket cost HK$150 while tickets for children and seniors are HK$100. There’s a 10% discount if you buy your tickets online, more details here! I’ve included all the other information and web links below.
I had a much needed break and a lot of fun at Trick Eye, so I hope that you’ll have a lot of fun too if you visit! Have a merry December ahead. :)
Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong
3/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road,
(The Peak, Central District)
Daily: 10am – 9pm
(Last admission: 8pm)
Note: I was invited by Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong for this visit. Thank you for having me, Trick Eye!