4 May – 29 September 2013
Free to all
Explore the world of enchantment and fantasy, from the Indian rope trick to the Harry Potter books.
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.
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