Magic Worlds

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

4 May – 29 September 2013

Explore the world of enchantment and fantasy, from the Indian rope trick to the Harry Potter books.

Walter Crane, Ceremic tiles showing the Flower Fairies, c. 1900

Designed around the themes of fantasy, illusion and enchantment, the exhibition will feature a huge range of costumes, tricks, vintage toys, paintings, ceramics, illustrations, posters, puppets and games. Visitors will find displays based on many famous fantasy tales, including Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Objects on show will include film replicas of Harry Potter’s broomstick and the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings, as well as vintage Cinderella and Prince Charming mechanical dancing dolls and puppets of characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, dating from the 1940s

Venue information

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)