Alive Museum in Jeju

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

If you love to make funny poses when taking pictures with your friends, then Alive Museum is for you! This trick art museum has a large collection of optical illusion artwork that guarantees a fun time for all.



Address: Jungmun Gwangwangro 42, Seogwipo City, Jeju (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 중문관광로 42)

Directions by bus: Go to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and take bus #782. Get off at Jungmun Resort Entrance and walk for about 5 minutes. Read more about taking bus #782 here.

After you enter the museum, you can get in line to buy your ticket. The general admission fee is 10,000Won per adult.

And now, the magic begins! I am acrophobic, so looking down at this glass tunnel makes my fear of height surfaced quickly. But it was quite pretty.


There’s an interesting 3D exhibit where it looks like these two Mona Lisas are blowing a handkerchief. I can’t figure out how it works! You have to see it for yourself and let me know.


Alive Museum is divided into different exhibits. Using 3D art and different forms of optical illusions, you can appear as if you’re part of a painting or doing something impossible, like hanging off the side of a building.


If you’re not sure about how the trick art picture should look like, there’s a helpful example near the painting or exhibit that shows you how to pose.


At Alive Museum, you can ride a bull, become a living doll, be an artist’s masterpiece, and so much more. There is a lot of possibilities and a lot of fun!

After exploring the main part of the museum, you can rest at their cafe, which has a large collection of candy.

Exiting the cafe will lead you to the outdoor exhibit. There are sculptures for you to pose with and another giant 3D painting. I think it’s more fun for the younger children.



When you re-enter the museum from the outdoor exhibit area, you will come upon Provence Village. It’s set up like a little village with dolls. It’s bright and cheerful place to take pictures at.

The last exhibit for the Alive Museum currently is a small display about Taiwan.

The last stop before exiting Alive Museum is the gift shop. Here you can find 3D models of famous buildings, cute stuffed animals, tea sets, and more.

If you’re traveling around Jeju with friends, go to Alive Museum and have a blast taking pictures!



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