South Thailand’s first Trick Eye Museum, Trickeye 3D, is located in Phuket Town on the corner of Mantri and Phang Nga streets. It is a big two-storey building which was a famous cinema until 2002. The highlight of Phuket’s Trickeye Museum is a gallery of nearly 100 painted and sculpted trompe-l’oeil (meaning “fool the eye”) scenes. In French). There are permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Trickeye Museum in Phuket. , and both are equally fascinating. The museum was designed by a Korean artist who had worked on other 3D museums in other parts of Asia, including Thailand.
It took only three months to turn this museum into a world of virtual murals. The Trickeye Museum features hyper-realistic paintings by famous painters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Leonardo Da Vinci and Jean-François Millet. It also has some dramatic scenes from such popular movies as Indiana Jones and the zombie apocalypse movies. You can touch and pose with these 3D paintings and installations and create many fun memories. The only drawback is that there is no air conditioning.
Exhibitions at the Trickeye Museum, Phuket
The Trickeye Museum still hosts temporary exhibitions from time to time. However, the essential part of the exhibits is permanent paintings and sculptures, of which more than 100 are in this museum. This museum has five main sections of shows: Classic in Fam, U Variety, Waterfall, Ancient and Body Move.
The first room of this 3D museum looks like a real museum gallery. The walls of the museum are decorated with various paintings by famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch and Jean-François Millet. Legendary painters created these hyper-realistic paintings with an added twist. The highlights of these artefacts are interesting. Sometimes it’s a 3D effect or a cartoon; for example in Millet’s “The Gleaners”, the people don’t collect we-eds but banknotes right in front of the picture. Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa features an inflated version of the legendary Italian lady attached to a bicycle pump. You can see many modern paintings as you walk through the vast corridors of the museum.
Once you reach the most significant room, you’ll find the “Human Torch” from the Fantastic Four movie and comic. Here you can try to cool down the “human torch” with a fire extinguisher and do many other fun things, such as practice flying a delta plane over Promthep Cape, try to open the safe in a bank or from Mike Tyson getting slapped in the face. Though through a painting.
- Wear comfortable shoes – you’ll have to walk around this museum for two hours, not to mention posing at all sorts of weird angles. With comfortable shoes, you stay mobile and happy.
- Please don’t touch the paintings too much: It’s one thing to approach artworks and installations and another to keep feeling them and accidentally ruin them. Also, warn children not to touch these colors.
- Bring a good camera – this is where a camera or at least a mobile phone with a good camera is necessary.
- Get there in the afternoon: It would be ideal for visiting the museum in the afternoon, as you can head off to other places on your itinerary after lunch.
- Ask questions – there are many guidebooks. If you need more clarification about the paintings or movie scenes or want to learn more about the painting techniques and the museum, talk to the guide and ask relevant questions.
- Although the last admission is at 6 pm, arriving earlier for a relaxed visit to the museum is advisable.
- Only bring a little luggage or valuables into the museum: backpacks, bags and even water bottles must be left at the entrance. Therefore, please do not take a lot of luggage or valuables as you are not allowed to take them with you. Inside with you. You need to have a small child to carry a small backpack.