Museum of Illusions
Museum of Illusions
3.5
About
Ride aboard the Titanic, find yourself among giant toys or attempt a zombie escape... A visitor to the Museum of Illusions is not a passive observer but a full-fledged participant of the paintings created by the best artists. This is a place where photography is part and parcel of the exhibition. The museum of illusions is intended to fill visitors' photo albums with vivid and unusual photographs.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 4 min walk
  • Catalunya • 7 min walk
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David-Lindsey Hewitson
United Kingdom57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Some fantastic paintings which really do come to life when you stand on the prompted markings. Our children had so much fun (including us).

Costing €10 per person from the age of 6 years old. Free lockers provided for your belongings.

A little small for the price & you have to back on yourself so a separate exit would be more ideal but apart from that a fun activity to do with the family.
Written September 11, 2022
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TheAistearLife
Dublin, Ireland114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Recently visited here with my partner. We got a voucher through Groupon so it was only €7 (€3.50 each) for the two of us. I really don't think it is worth the €10 each you would pay at the entrance.
Some of the paintings were very good and worked well when photographed, some didn't look like a 3D illusion at all. It was much easier to do the ones with the sample pictures on the wall beside them.
Also there are camera symbols on the floor for you to stand to give you the correct angle for each photo. The attendant on the reception desk didn't tell us this and I just discovered it by chance after a few photos. Definitely more suitable for groups of 3s rather than 2s as we couldn't complete some of the pictures with only two of us. Would be a fun time filler activity on a wet day for children.
Written August 13, 2018
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Jasmine C
29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The Big Fun Museum was interesting but I wouldn't go in with high expectations. Each of the 5 "museums" are interesting but they're all very small. If you don't stop to take any photos you could walk through each in 5 minutes or less. Basically the whole museum is set up for you to take interesting photos, so if you want cool photos, go for it, but if photos aren't your thing you should pass. Keep reading for info on each "museum".
There are five "museums":
Giant's house: includes a collection of extremely oversized everyday objects that you can take photos next to in order to give the illusion that you are in a giant's house playing with their things. There are about 20-25 items to pose with.

Sweets: includes large statues of assortments of candies and other sweets as well as a lot of pink and purple animals to pose with. Same here, about 20 different photo opportunities.

Topsy Turvy: This one is really cool and if you opt to get a ticket for one "museum" only I suggest this one. This one has a bunch of different rooms staged upside down. if you take a picture of yourself and include both the ceiling and floor in your picture it will look like you're dangling from the ceiling. This one was really crowded though when we went so you should practice patience while trying to take the perfect photo.

Believe it Or Not: First, I don't recommend this for really small children. My daughter is 2 and she screamed and cried through most of it. There are some scary things in there, especially the 3rd room which includes an exhibit that has several demos of ancient torture methods...the other rooms have some creepy wax figures in them too that may scare small children as well.

Dry Pool: Basically a giant ball pit. Don't let the photos fool you, there are no cool props to play with or take cool photos on. It's literally a giant ball pit that adults and children horse around in. If you only purchase a ticket for 1 "museum", I don't suggest you use it on this one.
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us! We have really intresting project, which you can´t find in another place, we offer exclusive museum, but we are agreed that there are things to adapt for children.
Written August 4, 2019
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cazwex22
County Wexford, Ireland775 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Avoid this place, Its terrible & such a waste of money. cost us €10 each to enter & its tiny & all you do is take photos of badly painted pics on the walls. Such a waste of money.
Written September 27, 2015
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Moni-K
Barcelona, Spain188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My boyfriend and me had a lot of fun taking amazing pictures and enjoying like kids. The dry pool was so much fun! being a kid for couple of hours was an unforgattable experince. 100% recommended.
Written August 22, 2019
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Thank you!! We are sooo happy !
Written September 3, 2019
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Ben Weisz
London, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The only illusion worth speaking of is the illusion this place gave of being somewhere actually worth visiting.

This is not a museum. It is a series of backdrops you can stand by and take pictures.

If you are so desperate for quirky Instagram pics that you’d pay €10 to get some, this is perfect for you.

I’d just point out that it was cheaper to see the collected works of Pablo Picasso, or an entire Roman city under the cathedral.

But again, if you really like wall paintings this may be for you.

Visit ends by leaving through a fire door and being deposited into a back alley by some bins. It felt somehow apt.
Written May 23, 2018
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samir89
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
The title says it all !
Its basically a bunch of rooms with pictures on the walls that you stand and take pictures against. May appeal to under 7s but i suggest your time could be spent more wisely.
They need to improve on staffing and lighting because all we seemed to capture was a bunch of shadows.
There are plenty of better places to visit in Barcelona.
Written October 21, 2016
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Vitor S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
I spent 8 euros to enter the museum, the same I paid to go to Guëlls park, and this museum is just stupid and small. I didn't see any fun taking photos there. It shouldn't be called museum of ilusion, it should be called, 'museum of dumb photos'. But the good thing was that the entrance girl was very kind
Written August 23, 2015
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caligirlUk
Aylesbury, UK107 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very poor for the price. The majority of the pictures were very old and worn. They were not very exciting and only looked vaguely like illusions in photos. Don’t waste your time/money.
Written August 3, 2023
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Lisa P
Downham Market, UK438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited with my 20 year old son

We had the Go City pass so could gain access with this

It’s not a huge place but a lot of time has gone into the artwork and is very popular as you can see signs of wear in high “touch” areas

Most art has a picture of where to stand to capture the illusion fully in a picture

We went straight to the Big Fun Museum after which is just a quick walk away

We had a giggle and made memories which was the purpose of this trip
Written March 23, 2023
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Thank you so much for your visit!
Written May 1, 2023
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