The exhibition is divided into several rooms, each of which was designed to deceive the senses, but with fun.
There is no negative psychological intent that can put the visitor into stress, but it is an absolutely playful experience, as we said, with optical illusions, holograms, kaleidoscopes, unpredictable reflections and mirages. In each room of the proposed itinerary you can find yourself with the laws of gravity subverted or spaces that seem infinite or where people take different positions with possible loss of balance.
As in a normal museum it is possible to admire installations, sculptures and drawings that play with optical illusions, where to admire them, you have to turn on the brain.
One of these is the famous Rubin Vase, which consists of a series of ambiguous two-dimensional figures developed around 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin.
In the graphics you can distinguish two black profiles on a white background or the design of a white goblet on a black background. These figures can be interpreted in several ways. However, it is easier to see than to explain, and this is why we absolutely recommend visiting the Museum of Illusions in Trapani, but only by booking and in compliance with the ancient regulations.
Children under the age of four do not pay, while animals are not allowed, not for malice, but their sensitivity can remain upset with unnecessary suffering.
(texts Giuseppe Puglia)