In most museums around the world, you have to beware not to touch the artwork. But not at the Trick Eye Museum, Sentosa, Singapore ! At the Trick Eye Museum Singapore, you are encouraged to touch the installation, click photos in them, with them and have a whole lot of fun with art. The Trick Eye Museum, an artistic space recognised for transforming 2D paintings and sculptures into 3D optical illusions is just the place to stretch your imagination and click them oh-so-worthy instagram shots. Before you throw yourself into the ultimate 3D optical illusion battle at the Trick Eye Museum Sentosa, here are a few things you should know.
Trick Eye Museum Singapore - What it's all about
The word "Trickeye" is derived from the French word - "Trompe-l'oeil" which translates to 'trick of the eye'. The whole intent of the museum is to trick the viewer's eye and stimulate creativity and imagination techniques through one's vision through an array of 2D and 3D paintings, Augmented Reality Features and other artistic installations, specially designed for photo opportunities. So, gear up to let your imagination run free in the museum with over 80 optical illusion art installations. Drench and soak yourself into the exciting lights, sounds and other amazing effects that bring about hyper-realistic illusions.
The Trick Eye Museum Sentosa is divided into 6 themed zones - World of masterpieces, Excitement, Supernatural,Fairy Tale, Fantasy and Trick World.
Exploring Trick Eye Museum Sentosa - Zones
World of Masterpieces
This is the very first zone at the Trick Eye Museum Sentosa. This striking zone allows you to discover hidden secrets of the four-dimensional space. Go wild touching and feeling your surroundings! There are a few paintings to enhance the experience as well. Don't forget to check out the magic of Media Art, Ames Room and Dining Table while you're here.
Reel in Enthusiasm
This zone at Trick Eye Museum is the kids haven and if you have an inner child in you, this is where you can unleash it with no apprehensions. Re-ignite the excitement and click pictures galore with interesting 4D paintings. Go ahead, taste thrilling sensations and let us know how it goes!
Befriend the Supernaturals
If you have a scary bone in you, here is the chance to overcome your fears. Befriend friendly ghosts through 4D supernatural paintings and become the lead of paranomal activities here. Listen to the sounds while you're here, friendly casper sounds to enhance your experience at the Trick Eye Museum. Don't forget to go home and show off pictures of you and your newly made ghost friends!
Live the Fairy Tale
Love fairytales? Here's your chance to be a part of it. Walk in the shoes of your favourite character, be it Elsa, Little Mermaid or Aladdin and feel your dreams and do all that they do, in almost reality! Walking through this zone will definitely take you back to your childhood days of reading or watching fairytales.
Muse in Fantasy
While there is no winter in Singapore, you can experience the chills of a frozen world it in this Fantasy zone. See the magical realms of fantasy manifest right in front of your eyes through 4D paintings and art installations that are simply unforgettable.
Discover the Trick World
This is hands down the best part of the Trick Eye Museum Sentosa. A treat to all your 5 sense, experience the impossibilities of the reality in the Trick World here. This unique part of the Trick Eye Museum brings together the best of 4D paintings and art installations as the last zone to leave you with a taste of the best and memories of a lifetime.
Trick Eye Museum Singapore Tickets
Trick Eye Museum tickets Singapore come in 3 categories:
- Adults ( 13 years and above) - SGD 25
- Children ( 4- 12 years of age) - SGD 20
- Seniors ( 60 years and above) - SGD 20
Note, the prices onsite are costlier than online, hence it is advisable to purchase your Trick Eye Museum Singapore Tickets online.
Trick Eye Museum Sentosa Singapore - Practical Information
Trick Eye Museum Singapore Timings
The museum remains open every day of the year from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Last admission is at 8:00 PM daily.
Getting to Trick Eye Museum Singapore
- By MRT
- By Bus
- By Car
From Exit E, proceed to Vivocity and proceed to level 3 and board the Sentosa Express. Get down at waterfront station and walk to he Universal Studios Globe. Once you see the Insadong Korean restaurant, walk ahead till you see the Trick Eye Museum.
You can take bus numbers 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166 and get down at VivoCity. From here, take buses 14141 or 14121 and alight at Resort World Sentosa drop-off point. From here, walk along Din Tai Fung and walk straight until you see Insadong Korean restaurant. From here, the Trick Eye Museum is 3 minutes away.
From the Sentosa Gateway, head down Ramp A and follow the signs of B1 East Car Park and park in the red or blue zone. From here, walk towards Insadong Korean restaurant and in 3 minutes you shall reach Trick Eye Museum.
- Don't forget to download the TrickEye App on your phone before entering the museum. This app enhances your experience with the latest AR technology.
- Arm yourselves with all the cameras you have to capture fabulous photos.
- Look out for the photo points marked on the ground and stand there for the perfect photos.
- Booking Trickeye Museum tickets online is highly recommended to get a better deal than onsite.
Trick Eye Museum Singapore Review
Absolutely loved our visit, so many fun shots to experiment with and indulge your creative side! However, it is easy to see why a crowded museum with small children running wild would make the experience less appealing. We were lucky, visiting after 5 p.m. by chance and had a blast, Although popular in locations in the East, these types of venues are rare in Europe so we were thoroughly impressed. Give it a try!
Gear up to let your imagination run free in the museum. The Trick Eye Museum, in Singapore, is one of the international acclaimed optical art museums of Korea and is one of the best places to visit in Singapore, that incorporates Augmented Reality features. The feature of AR would help bring the art exhibits to life. Let 3D paintings take a backseat, now with Trick Eye Museum’s personal and exclusive AR features incorporated onto the 80 optical illusion art installations, you can drench and soak yourself into the exciting lights, sounds and other amazing effects that bring about hyper-realistic illusions.
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