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British Magic Museum

Davenports Magic Kingdom Cromer Road | Near Waitrose, North Walsham NR28 0NB, England
+44 1692 218310
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Please note this museum has now closed down! Whilst stopping in Sheringham we decided to visit... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
hayjanemerry
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Leicester
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Unbelievable!

This is an amazing Museum and from the moment you walk through the door, its like you step into a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Anita M
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Magic has long enthralled the British public, from the skill and dexterity of close-up magic, to the art and illusion of stage performance. The long-awaited creation of a national museum dedicated to this treasured art form is now a reality. The British Magic Museum opened its doors for the first time this summer, 2017, in North Norfolk. This new national centre houses one of the largest exhibitions of magic in the world. The breadth of the displays is considerable, with a vast array of apparatus, ephemera, memorabilia, art and grand illusions. Many of these artefacts are totally unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Not only does the museum makes this little-known history, covering some 450 years, available for everyone to understand and enjoy but visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the magic of a bygone age as the magic is brought to life in the purpose-built theatre. Cafe, magic & gift shop, free car-park, disabled parking, wheel chair & push chair accessible.
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Davenports Magic Kingdom Cromer Road | Near Waitrose, North Walsham NR28 0NB, England
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Please note this museum has now closed down! Whilst stopping in Sheringham we decided to visit after reading the favourable TA reviews but was meet with looked doors and a deserted building.. guessing the 30 plus cars parked there were for local offices! Time to...More

7  Thank hayjanemerry
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing Museum and from the moment you walk through the door, its like you step into a whole different world. There is lots to learn about magic but also about the showmanship and artistry involved in the acts. The collection is outstanding...More

Thank Anita M
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on the way back from Cromer with our four year old. We bought the tickets with the magic show and were welcomed very warmly. They didn't take cards at the time but are awaiting their machine so maybe bring cash if you're...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a random area search find and we had no expectatons, you could even say we were a little cautious due to its location. From the moment we pulled up, as the gates were being opened, we were welcomed in. As we were the...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

First heard of this attraction on an episode of Salvage Hunters when it was Davenports Magic Kingdom. Determined to visit when next in the area we read that it had closed. So glad it has now re-opened under it new name. We had a great...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Spotted this place whilst traveling into Cromer for a crab sandwich and decided to pop in on our return... what a fantastic 3 hrs we spent there Friendly staff, decent exhibits and a host who clearly loves his job and is proud of his heritage....More

2  Thank AlanDavison59
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This brilliant little museum with its exceptionally friendly staff and its marvellous magic show is a great visit for any family group or couple. Would definitely recommend it. They are seeking to renovate some of the very old exhibits and welcome your support. Both kids...More

1  Thank VanessTheMess
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited as a family today and EVERYONE had a brilliant time. Such an amazing range of historical artefacts and magic tricks and the staff were both knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. Mr Davenport talked to the children and they were shown some great magic tricks...More

Thank raec12361
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were huge fans of the old magic kingdom and very sad that it had closed - but were hugely excited to read that it had reopened as The Magic Museum so we popped down and it was as wonderful as ever - amazing artifacts...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in magic and a few hours spare, Davenport's should make you happy. Unfortunately there isn't much to attract you back for a return visit.

Thank Matt A
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