Trick Eye Museum
Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098138
  10.00 am to 9.00pm daily
  Adult $25, Child $20 (4 to 12), Senior $20

Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the eye’, which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. With that, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore the various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and even cameras. Step inside the paintings to complete a visual narrative with your creative poses, and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you’ll be creating unforgettable memories with friends and family amid fun and laughter, with a dash of educational and cultural enrichment. (Source:

Tours: N.A.

History: The technique in visual art that fools or tricks the eye by creating the optical illusion is commonly known as ‘Trompe-l’oeil’. Although the term Trompe-l’oeil came into use since the 17th century, the technique has rooted in both the ancient Greek and Roman periods. In ancient cities such as Pompeii, several murals were founded with painted doors, windows and hallways, which suggest a wider spatial effect. The story of the ancient Greek painter Zeuxis and his rival Parrhasius is perhaps one of the quoted examples when explaining Trompe leoil. The discovery of perspective in the 14th century triggered the emergence of a wider range of, and more elaborate, visual manipulations in painting and architecture. As realistic portraits, which deceived viewers into thinking they were real, gained popularity among 17th century French courts and wealthy families, the term Trompe-l’oeil came into fashion. The Oxford Dictionary defines Trompe-l’oeil as visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object. (Source:

Address: Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway,
Singapore 098138

Board Sentosa Express from Vivo City Lobby L, Level 3 and alight at Waterfront Station.

Information is correct as at 26 October 2014. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.