A boy looks as coloured shadows of himself are projected onto a wall

A Question of Perception

Come and explore a world where nothing is quite as it seems. Intriguing illusions and strange experiences will delight and tease young and old alike. This exhibition will leave you wondering if you can truly trust your eyes, brain or senses. A must if you're searching for things to see in Glasgow (although you might not believe your eyes!).

In a Question of Perception, you can grow and shrink in the Ames room, stand on the walls of our room on its side, and even look into infinity. There are visual illusions, physical challenges and mind-bending puzzles to engage your brain. Every exhibit will make you rethink how you experience the world.  

If you’d like to continue your illusion experience, our friends over at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at Glasgow University have created ‘The Illusions Index’, a fully curated collection of illusions. Be sure to tell us which is your favourite!


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