With summer holidays finally upon us, soaring temperatures with intermittent downpours mean indoor options are hugely welcome.  Located on Level 3 of the Peak’s Galleria shopping mall is Hong Kong’s very own ‘Trick Eye’ Museum. I had last visited a Trick Eye Museum on a press trip to Chiang Mai about 3 years ago.  At first we were all a bit sceptical, wondering what on earth we were doing somewhere with strange paintings on the wall.  Then we realised just how clever the optical illusions were and soon got into the swing of things.  Visiting Hong Kong’s Trick Eye Museum with a 7-year-old was even more fun.  The museum has 5 different zones covered with paintings.  Each ‘picture’ is very clever and you can touch, climb onto and immerse yourself into the story.


The Trick Eye Museum is a really fun place to take the kids although I think they need to be about 4+ to really understand the optical illusions.  That said kids under 3 go free!  It’s fun to go as a family as there are paintings where multiple participants can get involved.  The Museum is open daily from 10am to 10pm.  We arrived at about 5pm midweek and the Museum was fairly quiet which meant we didn’t have to queue to be in any of the paintings. I can imagine if the Museum was busy that might become a bit frustrating.


Combine a visit to the Museum with a trip to the playground at Level One in the Galleria and the Observation Deck. For family friendly dining options, Cafe Deco is always reliable with a varied international menu.


For more information on Hong Kong’s Trick Eye Museum, visit their website.  Tickets are $150 for adult and $100 for children (age 3-11).


Disclaimer: Jetlag & Mayhem were invited as guests of the Hong Kong Trick Eye Museum. I was not paid for this review and this is all my own opinion!

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