Trickeye Museum - 3D Art Gallery
(above) Trickeye from the road. It's close to the old town. Easy to visit if you stay in Phuket Town, or if doing a little exploration in old town. Maybe combine with a half day old town tour, a trip up Rang Hill, a visit to the Thai Hua history museum .. actually there's too much in Phuket Town for 1 day really! Ideal for a rainy day to escape the rain, or a hot day to escape the heat (it's all airconditioned).
Entrance fee is 500 Baht for adults or 300 Baht for kids over 130cm tall. There is a discount for Thai people and also for foreigners living in Thailand (be ready to show a Thai driving licence or work permit). You have to remove shoes and do note that the floors are quite slippery in places. Tell kids not to run if wearing socks! Right inside the entrance is the first piece of art - old Phuket Town with added volcanic activity.
We had a girl called Ya walking around with us - very helpful staff here - they help to show you how to take the photos from the right place (sometimes it's not obvious) and will take photos for you, like the one below - a lovely couple on a starry, starry night.
Inside, Trickeye is bigger than I thought it would be, with 2 floors and paintings on every wall. From the entrance you head upstairs and there's a view of a big painting below that we'll see again later. Quite impressive.
Meantime the iPhone equipped Monk family found plenty of places to take silly photos :)
It does help to visit the Trickeye Museum if you are feeling a bit silly and are the kind of person who takes lots of photos, although this is not a place for serious photographers! We spent over an hour here, but could have been longer, we rushed a bit because our son had arranged to meet some friends at 1pm. Down on the ground floor is the scene from the photo above showing a waterfall, river, broken bridge and helicopter with a rope ladder. From the right angle, it makes for some cool photos ...
We took more photos than can be shown here - there are some more on Flickr. We certainly enjoyed our visit. If you are in Phuket Town, it's worth a look if you're a fun, slightly silly photo snapping kind of person! Best for families, something fun for the kids after a walk around the streets of old town!
Trickeye Museum - Location Map