Seoul Trick Eye Museum is an exciting entertainment facility located in the famous Hongdae area in Seoul.
The museum uses computer-generated technology that creates incredible digital paintings. You could also get pictures with any computer paintings you want to be part of.
All would-be visitors are welcome. Not only adults but also children of various ages will undoubtedly love this museum. No regrets and they would want to come back for more!
The Ice Museum inside Seoul Trick Eye Museum would be the most enticing place among children (more on this below)!
This Trickeye Museum is so far one of its kind in South Korea. Although you can already find hundreds of places where you can play VR (Virtual Reality) technology, electronic painting with this capacity is nowhere to be found yet!
Please, bear with me as I'm going to describe something technical. I wish to describe this clearer! Here I go...
The trick eye museum shows you a gallery of paintings using high-end technology. This technology features Augmented Reality (or AR) that creates 2D and 3D illusions. (So far so good, right?)
It means that instead of seeing only paintings like in a gallery, you can interact with these paintings by using a Trickeye Camera App. This App will 'make' the paintings alive and become part of the artworks being displayed.
The exciting thing about this is that it will be recorded as a video and even take photos. Yes, you can bring with you these photos or pictures as souvenirs of your digital adventure!
I'm sure you will enjoy it better there more than what I can describe here.
Now, let's add more fun for your experience at Trick Eye Museum. Here it is...
Yes, inside the museum you can explore an ice museum. Although it could not be compared to other ice museums in other countries, you would enjoy this place as well.
The museum is decorated and furnished with various ice artworks. They are artworks because they were carved from solid blocks of ice and other means of shaping them.
You will SEE Ice TV, Ice Kitchen, Ice Slope, Horse-drawn Carriage, Angel Wing, and more.
Ice TV. In this area, you can watch a TV program (No idea how many channels!). If you are viewing, it means that you need to sit somewhere. Yes, you can find the iced sofa, living area, sits, among others.
Ice Kitchen. Yes, you can find kitchen facilities here. You will be surprised to see an iced round table for dining. Of course, the utensils, such as glasses, pitchers, and others, are entirely made of ice!
Ice Slope or Slide. It is only 10-meter long slope where you can actually slide down using a special mat. Kids would love it for sure!
Horse-drawn Carriage. You can see this iced carriage (or wagon), but there is no iced horse. Instead, you can see a baby angel in front of the carriage. You can try riding inside the wagon and take photos.
Angel Wings. Yes, this museum has enormous iced wings where you can take pictures as a backdrop. Maybe it would be more interesting if you wore white clothing to match with the white iced Angel Wings!
For adults only!
Adults can see exciting and erotic arts at this museum. The themes are interactive and fun to explore. Visitors are allowed to take photos with the artworks as backgrounds.
Yes, you are allowed to touch the arts. But adults are strictly now allowed to do anything offensive to other visitors!
Right after exploring and having fun, you can settle down for a while and relax at the facility below...
Just outside the exhibition hall, you can find this cafe. You will be served with coffee adorned with a latte art of the photos you took.
You can talk or hang-out here for a while and take time to plan where to go next in Hongdae area. (Restaurants, bars, beer house are plentiful and famous in this area).
The whole museum can comfortably accommodate from 700 up to 800 visitors. Its total area size is over 2,000 square meters wide.
Aside from the Trickeye Museum and Ice Museum, you can also find Carnival Street and an Experience Hall. For additional information, please check out their website.
Programs for Children
The museum also offers various educational activities for children to awaken their creative skills and talents.
At the museum, your kids can practice making masks, art toys, and other fun activities. They can also enjoy painting dairies and kiddie activities such as workbook painting and sugarcraft (candy-making).
Restrooms or washrooms are available as well.
Baby strollers are not available.
Pets are not allowed.
You only need ONE ticket to explore the Trickeye and Ice Museum. Below are the fees for adults and children visitors.
Adult Fee: 15,000 Won; Adults in Group (more than 20 persons) 11,000 Won
Child & Youth Fees: (age 18 and under) 12,000 Won; Child/Youth with a Group (more than 20 visitors) 8,000 Won
Credit card payment will be accepted.
Open: 9 AM to 9 PM all year round
Tour Time: It will usually take an hour or an hour and a half to complete and enjoy your museum tour.
Parking your vehicle in the museum's facility requires you to pay for that service. You are given free 30-parking time, and for each next additional 15 minutes, it will cost you 1,000 Won. It's cheap!
Services for Foreign Guests
There is a foreign language interpretation service available. You might need to call the following number to get the service:
* +82-2-3144-6300 → 201 or 303
You can also reserve or inquire through this number:
+82-2-3144-6300 → 205
(Korean, English, Chinese, Russian, Thai)
Address: 20, Hongik-ro 3-Gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 홍익로3길 20 (서교동)
09:00-21:00 (Last admission: 20:00)
Closed: N/A (Open all year round)
Length of Tour: Approx. 60-90 minutes
This museum is very accessible by various public transports. See more for your choices below...
Take Seoul Subway Line 2 and get off at Hongik Station. Then come out from Exit 9 and walk ahead for 150 meters.
Cross the first Traffic Light and continue towards Hongik University on the left. Then turn RIGHT at Tony Moly and keep walking the alley straight for 105 meters where the museum is located.
Sometimes, it is much quicker if you asked locals, such as shop watchers!
All kinds of buses pass by the main road where Hongdae Station is located. Below are the buses you can take. Just make sure that you get off close to Hongik Station (or Hongdae Yeok in Korean).
Blue Bus 271, 602, 603, 760
Green Bus 5712, 5714, 6712, 6716, 7612, 7733
Red Bus 1000, 1100, 1101, 1200, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1601
See the Photo Map below:
Website source: https://trickeye.com/seoul/en/FindUs
Hope you found this article useful. Should you have any question about the museum, please let me know.
Thanks and enjoy your exciting museum visit.