Trick-Eye Museum Seoul
There are now 4 different sections of the museum. The Trick-Eye section was my favourite, as there were plenty of opportunities for us to take silly photos. As much as they looked really cheesy when we were taking them, they actually turned out pretty well on camera! There were sections related to classic paintings and dance, water sports and activities, places around the world (and their monsters), as well as candyland!
I would pay special attention to this entire section of the museum as they’re likely the only photos that will turn out especially well. Most Koreans actually brought tripods so that they could get couple and group shots. I wish we had had the foresight for that, although I actually only have a cheap-o Daiso selfie stick. Something to consider…
Our next section was the carnival. Make sure to notify the attendant on the way in if you actually want to play carnival games as this tends to be an area where higher staffing is needed. You’ll pay KRW 1,000 – 2,000/ game. It seems I’m no longer the sharp shooter I used to be, but H managed to win me a teddy bear!
The Ice Museum was -4 degrees Celsius. as a Canadian, I though I’d be able to handle the below freezing temperatures, but silly me! We could only hack it for a few minutes. The ice sculptures were really cool and I’m sure we would have had more fun going down the slide (yes, there’s a slide made of ice) and playing around in the living room and bedroom all made out of ice had we brought jackets. Definitely layer at the museum because some areas are steamy, whilst this area certainly was not!
Heading into the love museum I thought it would be somewhat subdued. Not exactly! There were graphic images I can’t share on this PG13 website. Penises abounded and there were plenty of places to see insertions which are usually blurred out in Korean “adult” films. I actually found myself a bit bashful in this section as it was really out there!
Getting to the Trick-Eye Museum Seoul:
Open daily from 9 AM – 9 PM
Directions to the Trick Eye Museum Seoul: We took the directions from My Seoul Searching, which said to go to Hongik University (Line 2) and take exit 9. Walk straight to the main intersection and cross the street. Take a left and walk until you see H&M. Go down the alley. Walk for a minute and you’ll see Santorini Seoul. Between these directions and an app called Maps.Me we were able to find it without difficulty. There are also some pretty good signs along the way.
Have you been to any of the Trick-Eye Museums? How about any other weird and wild museums in Seoul?
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