A world filled with deceptions and tricks awaits you at Vienna city centre. At the Museum of Illusions, a number of visual tricks is ready to mystify its visitors.
Keep quiet, no photos, and certainly don't touch anything – there are no such rules at this extraordinary exhibition. Touching and participating is explicitly desired here. A large part of the exhibits only comes to life in interaction with the visitors anyway. Giants face dwarfs at the Ames Room, bodiless heads are served on silver plates, and a Vortex Tunnel conjures up a merry-go-round in your head. Furthermore, special selfies and other pictures allow you to take a piece of this looking-glass world home with you.
Moreover, you get the chance to train their grey matter with a variety of wooden toys and puzzles freely available to visitors. If you want to buy a souvenir, the museum's shop has all the games as well as smaller illusions and other keepsakes on offer.
Museum of Illusions opened its doors in Vienna in July 2017. It is part of a franchise with currently eight museums in seven different countries. The first Museum of Illusions was opened in Zagreb in 2015. Later, exhibitions in Zadar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna, Muscat (Oman), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) were added. In August 2018, Museum of Illusions Berlin was the latest addition. Another 11 museums are currently in the opening phase, including exhibitions in New York City and Dubai.
How to get there
Museum of Illusions is located in Wallnerstraße 4, in Vienna's centre. Hence, the easiest way to get there is on public transport. From subway station Herrengasse, simply walk to the next crossing and turn right into Wallnerstraße.