Many people love spending time in museums, seeing paintings, exhibitions, sculptures, or enjoying finding out more about history and science. Other people’s definition of fun or spending their free time might be different. But there is no need to worry because a new museum in Budapest makes sure that every guest has the best of both worlds.
The Museum of Illusions opened in Budapest on 1 December 2021. Their address is 3 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street. The museum offers an interesting visual experience with a lot of illusions to discover.
Forbes writes that the idea of the museum is not new. Two Croatian architects, Roko Živković and Tomislav Pamuković, came up with the concept in 2015. The first museum was opened in Zagreb in June 2015, and the Museum of Illusions became a franchise in just 6 years.
There are currently 36 units in 21 countries. The goal is to have 100 museums of the franchise within the next 5 years. In 2022, the franchise will possibly open museums in Valencia, Philadelphia, Washington, Dublin, Montréal or Marseille.
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The Budapest Museum of Illusions takes up 500 square metres with very interesting rooms, making it one of the largest museums of its kind in the region.
The museum has an intelligent playroom where “visitors of all ages can play, compete, and learn. The playroom stimulates learning and fun with Dilemma games, wooden puzzles and games which stimulate cognitive abilities.” There are many rooms to explore and take pictures in.
In the museum, you can experience how the Ames room, the Reversed Room, The Infinity Room, the Anti-Gravity Room, The Vortex Tunnel, The Beuchet Chair Illusion, and the Infinity Tunnel trick you.
You can also see the hologram, the kaleidoscope, the clone table, the head on the platter, Rubin’s vase, the hollow face illusion, turntables, the ambiguous cylinder, and a tricky stick. Other illusions are also worth taking a look at. The True Mirror or the Stereograms seem to be particularly interesting.
A lot of people may be wondering what a stereogram is. It is a picture within a picture. In order to see it, you have to get very close and learn how to look at it a little differently.
But besides seeing a picture within a picture, why should one check out the museum?
Well, because it is interesting and fun, of course. The museum is a must-see place for those who like to live life on Instagram or simply show their followers what they have been up to during the day. Visitors can not only have fun, see all the illusions, and have a great experience, but they can also take some really awesome pictures to post on social media.
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Source: museumofillusions.hu, Forbes
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