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British Magic Museum
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I went here with my grandad, grandma and sister for a day out when it was a raining day outside. As I got there I thought it was a bit cringe worthy but still I gave it a chance. After a while it was very un organised and there was no sound proof so you could not here what the tour guide was talking about. It also took over 7 mins to get a coffee as we'll. over all if you love history and magic it's an ok place to go but if you don't like history and magic and if you are over 15 as you will find it pretty boring. Thanks for having time to look at my review.

3  Thank Imogen H
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We took our grand kids here and we all enjoyed it. We didn't k.now what to expect which made it fun. When we were told we were going to see a headless lady the kids came a bit close to me but weren't scared. The magic show was great. . Would recommend as a family day out

Thank Wendy D
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Very intresting place , great staff , magical good balue enjoyed by all .wpuld recommend to all families with children.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Omg, even if you don't like magic, you have to visit the cafe here. New chef, new ideas all the time, this place is rocking and so rightly deserves to be successful. Roy and his staff always friendly and helpful, and the new chef cooking minted lamb burgers, running the orders, and checking to make sure everything is ok what an addition to this fine establishment. Well done and up the good work and will see you all soon again.

Thank Robr69
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Took grand daughters last week, half term, very busy as expected. Getting booked in, despite already getting tickets on internet, was very slow. Only 2 people at desk with one constantly on phone. This needs improving. Main criticism is that because the wall partitions are not full height you constantly hear loud from other areas. This makes it difficult to hear what is being said. Thought magic show in theatre was very poor, doing card tricks and writing on a board is no good when you are at the back of the theatre. Generally found attractions very disjointed. History of magic was there if you could be bothered to read it all, not easy with the crowds. Overall both my grand daughters and I did not enjoy it. Fell far below our expectations, especially when you take the cost into account.

1  Thank Tim F
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