This is the complete guide on how to get to Trick Eye Museum Singapore by MRT. By the end of this article, you should know how to get to this popular Museum on Sentosa Island in a fast and affordable manner.
Trick Eye Museum on Sentosa Island, like many of Singapore’s other attractions, can easily be accessed by train. It is not possible to reach the Trick Eye Museum only by MRT. A transfer is required along the way which we will fully describe in this article. Since Sentosa gets very busy with tourists, you are better off avoiding taxis and private vehicles on your way to Trick Eye Museum. It’s better to take the train to avoid time in traffic or parking your vehicle on the Island.
Why should you visit Trick Eye Museum on Sentosa Island?
Trick Eye Museum is a popular attraction on Sentosa Island, Singapore that uses innovative optical illusions to bring visitors closer to art. When you visit the Museum you can experience 6 themed-zones that are ideal for taking photographs. Traditional museums often prevent you from taking photos while exploring exhibits.
This is not the case at Trick Eye Museum in Singapore.
Instead, visitors are encouraged to take photos, including selfies while exploring the Museum. As you walk through the different zones you will be immersed in a 4D environment that features interactive paintings on the walls and ceilings. Together, these paintings make your photos seem realistic even though you are in an imaginary world.
Feel free to get really creative with your photos. According to the official Trick Eye Museum website, “visitors are encouraged to step inside the paintings and installations to recreate memorable photos of their own with their creativity and imagination.” So if you are tired of visiting museums where you can’t touch the exhibits you will love the freedom at Trick Eye in Singapore.
An added bonus of visiting Trick Eye on Sentosa is that it is right beside many of the city’s most popular hotels and attractions. It is only 1 minute away from Resorts World Festive Hotel, and Universal Studios’ famous rotating globe. As part of the Resorts World Sentosa complex, it is very easy to integrate Trick Eye Museum into itineraries.
Getting to Trick Eye Museum Singapore using MRT and Sentosa Express
Step 1: Walk from your hotel to the nearest MRT station.
If you are living in Singapore then you do not have to worry about booking a hotel. However, if you are visiting the city, you should start by selecting a strategic place to stay, preferably within walking distance of an MRT station.
Ideally, book a room that is only 1-2 minutes away from a station. This will allow you to access Trick Eye Museum and other sights in the city fast and easily. Remember, taxi fees and parking fees add up, so using public transport in Singapore is a wise option.
There are many hotels in Singapore that are close to MRT stations. For example, Marina Bay Sands and Fairmont Singapore are both within walking distance of stations (Bayfront Station and Esplanade Station, respectively).
Once you have selected a convenient place to stay, focus on buying an MRT ticket to reach Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Step 2: Buy a ticket to HarbourFront MRT Station
Making your way to Trick Eye Museum first requires an MRT trip to HarbourFront Station. This means that you will have to sort your ticket right away.
Singapore has three primary forms of MRT tickets that you can choose from.
- Single journey trip tickets
- Stored value cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
We have written the two following comprehensive guides to provide all the info you need on MRT tickets in Singapore:
1) How to buy MRT tickets in Singapore?
2) How to buy Singapore Tourist Passes?
We used a stored-value card when we first figured out how to get to Trick Eye Museum Singapore by MRT. There are a few different versions of the card but they work the same. Just top them up with cash and then tap to enter and exit each station. Super easy to use. These are popular with Singaporeans, ex-pats and visitors staying more than 3 days in the city.
Another popular option is buying a Singapore Tourist Pass.
This is the best option if you are visiting Singapore for 3 days or less. You can save money with these passes if you travel a lot on the bus and train network.
Single journey tickets can be purchased right in the station. But you sometimes have to deal with queues during peak times throughout the day.
Plan on heading to HarbourFront Station when you have purchased your ticket. This is the first step on the way to Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Step 3: Travel on the MRT to HarbourFront Station
HarbourFront Station is part of the North-East Line and Circle Line. Chances are if you are travelling from downtown, you will be on the North-East Line. In this case, you should know that the preceding station to HarbourFront is Outram Park.
When you hear ‘Outram Park’ being announced on your train, get closer to an exit. You will be getting off at the next stop.
Step 4: Get off the train at HarbourFront and walk to Sentosa Express Monorail Station.
To get to the Trick Eye Museum you should transfer from the MRT to the Sentosa Express monorail line. These are different train networks.
It is really easy to walk from HarbourFront to the Sentosa Express.
First, take Exit E from HarbourFront. Then, walk to VivoCity shopping mall. Follow the relevant signs to the third floor of the mall. There are escalators to help you make your way to the third floor of the mall.
Sentosa Express Monorail Station is located on the third floor of the mall. This is the place where you can purchase a monorail train ticket to Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Step 5: Buy a Sentosa Express ticket to Resorts World Station and board the next train.
Buy a Sentosa Express train ticket to Resorts World Station (previously known as Waterfront Station).
Conveniently, Resorts World Station is the first stop on the Sentosa Express line. Therefore, stay close to an exit because you will be getting off momentarily.
Step 6: Alight at Resorts World Station and walk to Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Get off the train at Resorts World Station and prepare to walk to Trick Eye Museum.
When you exit the train station follow the covered walkway north past Resorts World Casino.
Follow the red signs and turn right (east). This will bring you past Universal Studios’ Rotating Globe. Turn right again and stay under the covered walkway. The Trick Eye Museum is at the end of the walkway.
The walk from Resorts World Station to Trick Eye Museum should take you 5 minutes because it’s only 450 meters.
Should you stay near Trick Eye Museum Singapore while you are in Singapore?
Trick Eye Museum is in a very convenient location for sightseeing on Sentosa Island. There are a lot of family attractions within walking distance of the museum. It is technically part of Resorts World Sentosa. Universal Studios is just next door. This makes it a convenient location to stay especially if you’re travelling with family while you are in the city. You can easily access the Sentosa Express from the Museum which makes it easy to get to Sentosa’s beaches and other sights.
The two closest hotels in relation to Trick Eye Museum are Resorts World Sentosa Festive Hotel (5-star, 7.4/10 review score) and Resorts World Sentosa Hard Rock Hotel (5-star, 7.8/10 review score). Both of these are reasonably priced in comparison to some of Sentosa’s best hotels.
You can walk from either one of these properties to the Trick Eye Museum in a few minutes.
Top Luxury Hotels on Sentosa Island
If you are not budgeting while you are in Singapore then you might want to stay at one of Sentosa best hotels. These have world-class service standards and amenities. But they are not particularly cheap by international standards. We have included a summary below for you:
- Capella Singapore (5-star, rated 9/10)
- Capella The Club Residences Singapore (5-star, rated 8.8/10)
- The Outpost Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality (5-star, rated 8.9/10)
- W Singapore – Sentosa Cove (5-star, rated 8.7/10)
Note that we are not a direct partner of any of the hotels. However, we selected these as examples because of their very positive review scores from guests. Take note that these values are subject to change as more people review these properties.
Any more questions about your trip to Trick Eye Museum Singapore using MRT and Sentosa Express?
Hopefully, this guide on how to get to Trick Eye Museum Singapore by MRT has made this trip easier for you. Ideally, it will save you time and money. This is especially true when you transfer from the MRT to the Sentosa Express. Knowing where to go and what station on Sentosa to get off at can save serious headaches.
Remember that the Sentosa Express from HarbourFront Station is not the only way to get to Trick Eye Museum. Other viable options include taking the public bus, taxi, private car or by simply walking. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular on Sentosa Island.
The cool thing about visiting Trick Eye Museum is that you can easily add it to an itinerary for Sentosa Island. There are tons of attractions nearby. You can easily spend 3-4 days on Sentosa and still have things to do! We suggest staying 3-nights and checking out the beaches, Fort Siloso and Resorts World.