Sunday, March 31, 2013

Adventures: Trick Eye Museum in Seoul

I am going to share a little about a weekend outing that Rich and I took to the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae! Rich and I were rearing to go this weekend and had originally planned to spend our Saturday soaking up nature, but some unfortunate weather moved into the area and made the day rather bleak. Undeterred we decided to make the best of our day and headed inside for a fun visit to the Trick Eye Museum in Seoul, or Santorini Seoul.

We started the day in typical Waygook fashion and got lost shortly after leaving the subway. Doh! I made the mistake of following the Korea Tourism not do this if you want to get to the museum in a timely manner, and are not that familiar with Hongdae.

LUCKILY, Rich is a savant with directions and maps and got us back on track, which was wonderful since it was FREEZING outside.

Santorini Seoul is located in Hongdae, not to be confused with the Santorini Seoul Greek restaurant in Itaewon. The museum is fairly easy to get to (with proper directions..DON'T JUDGE ME!) and costs 13,000 won for admission, there are 3 separate galleries for you to visit and a small hall of mirrors. I will say that it was a rather small museum and so getting to all of the 3D paintings was a bit tricky, so if you visit the museum make sure to have some patience with you.

Here are some photos of our favorite exhibits

Rich and I had a blast at the museum and we thought it was well worth the price even with our initial stint getting lost. I really enjoyed it and I am happy to have finally crossed it off my list of things to do in Seoul. I would definitely recommend this for both a date or group activity, and especially for breaking up the cabin fever feeling that can come with bad weather.

Here is a really great map that I found on how to reach the museum from either Hapjung station or Hongik station....I wish I had found this earlier! When you come to the museum it will be in the basement of the building so just keep an eye out for the museum signs!

Here is the museum website

The museum is open from 10am to 9pm everyday, which is AWESOME, especially for the teachers in Seoul who might want to swing by after work.

Have a wonderful day and keep an eye out for new vintage items in the shop! We had a great photo shoot today and will be adding some real beauties very soon.


  1. This looks like so much fun. Especially for a date night! Adorable blog.

    Amanda Rose

    1. Thank you for the comment and I am loving your blog at the moment!

  2. That museum looks really amazing! You guys look like you had a great time for sure!

    1. Thank you for the comment! The museum was a definite unique experience and enjoyed every second of it!

  3. This place looks like so much fun! I'm definitely going to check it out.