Trick Eye Museum Singapore Overview

If you are into optical illusion and love the activities and objects which make the world look totally different then the Tricky Eye Museum is a must visit for you. This museum is divided into six different zones, each of which has a different theme of optical illusions. The imaginative photoshoots done here are totally worth it as they show you floating in a river, being cooked in a pot and many other things.

One of the most popular attractions in Singapore City the Trick Eye Museum is a unique gallery franchise that allows one to experience paintings and installations as live action through the use of optical illusion. The museum is separated into six zones by themes, each zone containing artwork and optical illusion tricks adhering to their respective themes.

Unlike most museums, the regular warnings of “no photography” or “no touching” are not issued against visitors in the Trick Eye Museum. If you're planning a visit, consider checking out our Singapore tour package for an immersive journey through the city's vibrant culture and attractions.

Spectators are allowed to feel through the exhibits that demand all five senses to be used in order to fully experience the illusion tricks. This unique experience is made even better through the museum’s newly launched XR app, that transforms the static experience of art-browsing into a fairly dynamic one.

This XR App is an augmented reality app, which, when kept on video mode, would create a live digital version of the paintings viewed throughout- one can experience the live underwater creatures swimming about in the Mermaid exhibit, or experience the melting lava in the Trick World installations.

The Trick Eye Museum primarily offers a fantastic setting for imaginative photo shoots that would be out-of-the-box and fun to experience. Their world of illusion stretches from climbing into life-sized versions of paintings by famous artists, such as Van Gogh's Starry Night, to giant props that can be posed with, to completely immersive exhibits in the Fairy tale or Fantasy zone, where spectators get a chance to enter into the world of magic.

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• With 80 optical illusion paintings and installations, you can trick and be tricked
• Boundaries do not exist! You can explore the exhibits, interact with the characters and become the focus of the art on display by crawling inside them or standing on them
• Enjoy a large connection of artwork in six themed zones
• Augmented Reality technology immerses you in the illusion-only place in Singapore where you will find optical illusion artworks.
• It has 6 zones for unlimited fun and each zone is different from the other so explore all zones for an offbeat experience.

How To Reach

By Bus: You can take any bus- RWS8, 188R, 963R.

By MRT: Take an MRT ride from Harbourfront (NE1/CC29) to the destination.

Sentosa Express: From the Waterfront Station, take a ride to reach the place.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to explore the Tricky Eye Museum is during the morning hours when the crowd is less. Also, around this time, you can enjoy photography without much crowd, hence making it easy for you to get different views of optical illusions.

Other Essential Information

Here is the list of best Places to Visit near the Trick Eye Museum

1. S.E.A Aquarium: A part of the Sentosa Resort World, the S.E.A Aquarium houses nearly ten thousand marine animals of nearly 80 species. The open habitat features walk-through corridors with open windows showcasing various animals.

The museum also offers fun experiences such as dome-shaped caves that allows the spectator to go closer into the aquarium, or the Open Ocean habitat that allows one to doze off amidst the exhibits. Book the tickets of S.E.A Aquarium.

2. Universal Studio: The greatest attraction in Sentosa Island, Singapore, Universal Studios is a theme amusement park featuring 28 rides. The park has movie-themed attractions such as Battlestar Galactica and Transformer rides, the Jurassic Park Rapids adventure as well as live-action shows and other entertainment features like fireworks display. You can also Buy the tickets of Universal Studios.

3. Headrock VR: Headrock VR is the biggest VR Park in Singapore. This Virtual Reality Park invites its visitors to experience multiple adventures, sometimes bordering on extremes, through digitally created realities. This larger than life experience includes friendly arcade gaming, virtual adventure sports like archery, or even daunting rides like the Skyscraper which virtually drops the rider from the very top of a building. Book Now HeadRock VR Tickets

4. Wings of Time: The Wings of Time in Sentosa is an outdoor night show telling the story of a prehistoric bird, Shahbaz, and his adventures, through fountains, lasers, music and light manipulation. The Wings of Time holds one show daily, between 7.40 pm and 8.40 pm, and is experienced that cannot be missed once in Sentosa. Book the ticket of Wings of Time.

5. Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom: Presenting an ecological aesthetic, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom in Sentosa Island is an interactive museum housing various species of butterflies and other insects.

This fun adventure park not only has museums for educational purposes, but also provides a multi-sensory experience with butterflies fluttering around the visitors in the outdoor conservatory.Buy the tickets of Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom.

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Tips for Visiting Trick Eye Museum

Here are some practical tips that must be kept in mind while visiting the Trick Eye Museum:

- The XR App must be downloaded on one's phone before entering the museum. It enhances the experience of optical illusions by creating an augmented reality effect.

- Cameras should be carried along for taking photos. If a camera is not carried, one must make sure that their phone batteries are fully charged, as the continuous running of the XR App and the camera drains battery life considerably.

- Look out for photo points marked out on the ground of the exhibits, for the best angle and shot.

- Booking tickets online is recommended, as you get a discount

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Point of Interest for Trick Eye Museum Singapore
The World of Masterpieces

The World of Masterpieces

This area is the first zone one encounters when they walk into Trick Eye, and features themed rooms such as Media Art, Ames or the Dining Table. The spectators are allowed to walk through the rooms, touching and feeling through the interior and the objects placed within it, to discover the secret of the four dimensional space.

Excitement Zone

Excitement Zone

True to its name, the excitement zone offers an array of thrilling 3D and 4D paintings and invited the spectator to be a part of the space by fitting themselves into the pictures. The picture scenes displayed includes those of circus elephants, anaconda attacks, images of adventure sports and many more.

Supernatural Zone

Supernatural Zone

The Supernatural Zone in Trick Eye is filled with images of horror and supernatural creatures. This areas invites the spectators to overcome their fears by exploring friendly paintings of the supernatural, accompanied with eerie music.

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The Fairytale zone

The Fairytale zone

If you love fairy tales, the Fairy Tale zone in Trick Eye is the place for you. No matter what your age is, the Fairy Tale zone allows spectators to recreate specific moment from popular fairy tales through paintings, including Aladdin, the Little Mermaid and Frozen.

The Fantasy Zone

The Fantasy Zone

The Fantasy Zone in Trick Eye takes a trip into the world of imagination, offering fantastic and illusory paintings of magical realms for the spectators to experience and be a part of.

The Trick World

The Trick World

The Trick World is the most visited and well-loved zone in the Trick Eye, and brings together realistic paintings and art installations to create an illusory world that can be felt by all 5 senses. The Trick World is the last zone in the museum, and promises to deliver an experience of all the "impossibilities of reality."

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Trick Eye Museum Singapore FAQs

What is ARV Feature in Trick Eye Museum?

The ARV Feature or Augmented Reality feature in Trick Eye Museum is its XR Museum App. With the use of this app, one can bring to life the paintings inside the Trick Eye Museum, watch their stories and make intriguing photos and videos. This gives the audience a fuller experience than ordinary 3D art.

While viewing the water dragon, one can use the XR Museum App to make the encounter feel more realistic. To participate in an extra-dimensional audio-visual journey, one has to download the XR Museum App, scan the QR code, press "Allow", select the region and that's it. This app is an essential requirement before one visits the museum.

How long does it typically take to cover the entire museum?

The time taken to cover the entire museum depends on pace and visiting time. It might take around 1 to 1.5 hours if much time is not spent on each of the art works. Since it is mostly about taking pictures while engaging with the installations, it may take 2 to 3 hours. The more entertaining videos are in the inner rooms, hence those who are short on time, should not remain for long in the main hall.

It may take even longer than 3 hours when more people are visiting. Therefore, it is advisable to visit the museum in off peak timings such as earlier in the morning, before 12 pm or after 5 pm and also during weekdays.

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Is camera allowed in the museum?

Yes, cameras are allowed in the museum. In fact, one should make sure that there is enough charge in their camera batteries. Visitors are allowed to freely interact with the displayed exhibits which include clicking photos engaging with them. It is advisable, however, to download the XR Museum App in order to click more eventful pictures and record amusing videos.

What makes Trick Eye Museum so special?

The Trick Eye Museum uses the traditional art technique of Trompe- l'oeil which turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Paintings on the walls, ceilings, and ground bring one into the setting of a scene and one can even become the part of an artwork. The paintings and illusions are such that the visitors can step inside them. There are 6 themed zones in the museum.

The first zone is the World of Masterpieces in which there are four-dimensional spaces, where one can touch and feel the surroundings, like Media Art, Ames Room, and Dining Table.The Excitement zone gives a taste of thrilling sensations. One can become the lead in paranormal activities, befriend friendly ghosts and overcome their fears in the Supernatural zone.

To swim like a mermaid or dance on the ice like Elsa or fly on a magic carpet-like Aladdin, one must visit the Fairy Tale zone. The Fantasy zone brings magical realms alive while the Trick World brings together all the well-loved exhibits. These features make the Trick Eye Museum so special. 

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How many zones are there in the Trick Eye Museum?

Visitors can explore the world of three-dimensional images at the Trick Eye Museum, which means 'trick of the eye', and experience a sight like no other. You will be able to experience such bliss in these 6 sensory zones at the Trick Eye Museum when you visit.

1. World of Masterpieces: Discover the hidden secrets of 4D spaces in the World of Masterpieces area. Art installations and tricky paintings are found here. 

2. Excitement: 
Its purpose is to stimulate visitors' feelings of intense excitement. The playful visual effects make you seem to be escaping an anaconda or a piranha, or climbing bamboos with a cute panda or riding a jumbo elephant's trunk. Paragliding, trekking in snow mountains, and parasailing are other thrill-inducing activities. 

3. Supernatural: 
Singapore's Trick Eye Museum has a spooky zone that allows you to challenge your fears. Experience floating between two planes; be exorcized by a priest with 2 men watching; or get trapped in an hourglass while walking across an illusionary narrow wooden bridge.

4. Fantasy: 
In the Trick Eye Museum, you'll find an exotic dream zone. Magical worlds of fantasy come alive right before your very eyes here. Anyone visiting this picturesque setting will be thrilled by the venue. Be a butterfly, over a tricky bridge that spans a waterfall, or ride a flying horse with a leafy umbrella.

5. Trick World: 
You can go on an ocean ride on a Singaporean lionfish; learn the most difficult ballet postures from illusionary dancers, or compete in horseback riding or Kung Fu. It is more of an artistic area than an illusionary one at Trick Eye Museum.

Can I bring the wheelchair or baby stroller in the Trick Eye Museum Singapore?

Yes, you can bring the wheelchair or baby stroller in the Trick Eye Museum Singapore.

Trick Eye Museum Singapore Reviews

Hina Benny
Reviewed: 19 Jul 2022
We really enjoyed the experience, it was nice however only issue we faced was the mobile app(XR museum) was not functioning properly either in iPhone or in android so that we had issues capturing the lovely moments with visual effects, your staff was kind enough to help us on this but she was also h... Read More
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Vidur Banerjee
Reviewed: 15 Mar 2020
Had the time of our lives at the Trick Eye Museum. I was there with my family and all of us had a gala time striking poses with the lifelike paintings and backgrounds. The staff at the museum was really warm, and often showed us the best way to take a picture.
Agastya Adiga
Reviewed: 18 Jan 2020
For our trip to Singapore I was looking for some nice places and As a lover of art, I am always searching for unique places to see works of art and creativity. I found it at the Trick Eye Museum. Then while looking for tickets I found an amazing deal on Thrillophilia’s website… I instantly booked th... Read More

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