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Houdini Museum of New York at Fantasma Magic

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Quirky place to visit in NYC

Quirky little place - you would never find it unless you are really searching. A few interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
memee08
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Perth, Australia
Who knew?!

This magic shop in an office building on a side street in Midtown Manhattan was a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Braniff77
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East Windsor
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Vast collection of tricks, cards, DVDs & collectibles for sale, plus the Houdini Museum of New York.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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213 W 35th St, Suite 401, New York City, NY 10001-1903
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quirky little place - you would never find it unless you are really searching. A few interesting artefacts to look at and an opportunity to learn some interesting personal information about Houdini (he hated mediums and did his best to expose their tricks!). Apparently you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magic shop in an office building on a side street in Midtown Manhattan was a pleasant surprise. It's small, but free, and had some really interesting artifacts from Houdini's life. The magic shop clerk was very helpful, and noted that this is the 2nd...More

Thank Braniff77
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The Houndini Museum is more of a gallery without prices, of Houdini artifacts and memorabilia. There are many things here for sale that are related to magic in general and not necessarily to Houdini. If you are thrilled by magic acts or are an amateur...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This place is truly a hidden gem, giving us a memorable experience. It's small, charming, interesting and the enthusiasm of the staff is magical!

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Has many bits of Houdini memorabilia in a small space in an office building. The staff people are especially friendly and engaging and they do not pressure you to buy any of the retail magic items they sell. But they are happy to give demonstrations....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This museum is clearly a labor of love by the owner/operators, and the gentleman who was present during our visit was eager to show some sleight-of-hand tricks to us visitors. The memorabilia is quite interesting, and there are various magic trick kits for sale. I...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

First, to find this place, pay close attention to the directions. It's next to impossible to find...I had to call and I was standing right in front of it! It's totally worth any trouble finding, though. The museum is small, but chock-full of amazing Houdini...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 11 April 2018

what can i say I love this shop and my kids love it just as much! the Houdini museum is great because i am a history buff. the fact that all the stuff belonged to Houdini is really cool! the i bought my kids the...More

Thank roccomindbender
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We really went here due to my my husband's interest - I'm afraid I am not a lover of magicians - I appreciate the skill and the dexterity involved but I get 'irritated' because I want to know how the tricks are done!!!!!! But ........More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I toured the Houdini Museum through New York Adventure Club. The museum's location was not obvious to me, so I'm not sure how most other people heard of it or were able to find it. Although it is the second largest collection of Houdini items...More

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29 April 2017|
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Response from Fantasma M | Property representative |
Defiantly! Houdini has touched many parts of history beyond magic including silent film, scuba diving (yes- really!), and spiritualist debunking (he literally wrote the book on it). There is a lot of history in our little... More
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20 June 2015|
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Free! Are our new location no tickets are required. Just come on it.
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