I was recently contacted by the Hong Kong Trick eye museum to visit and review their attraction. Since this type of activity is something Jeff and I would do of our own accord, I agreed.
The Trick eye museum is located inside the Peak Galleria on Hong Kong Island. We headed up the mountain while an orange alert rainstorm was issued and that alone gave us a new experience: the peak was shrouded in clouds and visibility was down to 10 meters, making the mini bus drive up surreal.
The concept of the trick eye museum is quite simple: visitors are an integral part of the mural paintings, while props and specific photo angles make the artwork appear 3D on camera.
For this reason it is best to visit with at least one friend and a camera/smartphone (to alternate being the model and the cameraman).
I had visited the original Trick Eye Museum in Seoul a few years back, so I was keen to see if the Hong Kong version would be exactly the same.
The answer is no! This museum features a few mural paintings depicting famous Hong Kong spots. It also has physical props for visitors to grab/cling/sit on.
There are approx. 50 paintings in total, this may not seem like a lot, but it took us a bit over 1 hour to do most of them – and that was just the 2 of us.
I thought some of the paintings were really quite fun and different from what I had seen in similar museums. We did have quite a laugh while posing for some of them!
Here are some of our favourites:
Jeff is a better model than I am…or I am a better cameraman.
This would be a great rainy afternoon activity for couples or families with (not too young) children.
- Visit with at least one friend. In fact, the more the merrier!
- Don’t forget your camera.
- Book your ticket online for 10% discount.
- You don’t have to go to the Peak on the Tram unless you want to. Mini bus 1 from Hong Kong Station and Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus also go up to the Peak.
Trick Eye Museum
Shop No.1 on Level 3
The Peak Galleria
118 Peak Road
Price: $150 for 1 adult, $100 for children under 11 and seniors
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive free entry to the museum for my review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.