I had received an invitation to visit Trick Eye Museum sometime in November last year but our weekends were so packed with the boys’ activities, my work-related bazaars, my husband’s rugby commitments, plus planning for a big upcoming family event, that we could never find the time or the energy to enjoy this little treat together. Turned out for the best though for when I started looking around for some family fun day options for my birthday this month, Trick Eye Museum came to the rescue!
I thought it would be a nice surprise for the kids and I kept quiet about it on my birthday. Turned out my boys, all three of them, had a bigger surprise planned for me, as they had got me a very special something for my birthday, something that I had really wanted! They spoilt me silly and showered me with all their love and excitement so much so that I almost forgot my surprise for them! I hurried them up and we all managed to get into a bus going to the Peak just after noon. The Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong, a popular tourist spot and also where this attraction is located. Actually hiking to the Peak from where I live is an easier and healthier option but we had so much to cover that day that I didn’t want to waste a single minute more!
The Trick Eye museum is located on level 3 of Peak Galleria and as we took the escalator up I kept the boys guessing about their surprise. With not much enthusiasm their guesses included “a playground,” “a gaming zone,” and even a “pet zoo!” When we finally reached Trick Eye their bored faces suddenly lit up with interest as they went racing inside the colourful museum which looked more like an art gallery! “What kind of a museum is this?” my younger one asked while the older one was already deciding on his first pose. They were both surprised that this museum did not have any ‘Do not Touch’ ‘Do not take Photo’ signs anywhere! The next 45 minutes were spent rushing around from one gallery to the other, observing the beautiful paintings on plain surfaces that defied reality thanks to the optical illusional tricks. Every work of art has a clear guideline on the kind of pose to be given and a clearly marked spot from the photograph should be taken. We were lucky as there were very few visitors that day and we could take all out time at each exhibit. From being a photographer to a director to an actor we all throughly enjoyed the each part as we spent almost an hour at this attraction! Sharing some of our photographs –
This attraction while enjoyable doesn’t take too long to complete, so its best to combine it with a relaxed lunch at one of the many restaurants at the Peak, my favourite being Pho, a Vietnamese joint offering delicious papaya salad and rice paper fresh veggie rolls! One could also enjoy the Victoria Harbour view from the top floor of Peak Galleria or better still do the Peak Circle walk. For more information on the Trick Eye museum please visit http://trickeye.com/hongkong/main_test/.
Disclaimer: Please note that while this is a review written at the request of Trick Eye Museum, the views given above are based solely on my own experience and reflect my personal thoughts and opinions. All photographs used are my personal property and are subject to copyright.