18 October 2013 - 2 March 2014
World Museum invites you to enter a world of enchantment, illusion and fantasy with this new family friendly exhibition. Magic Worlds explores ethereal realms of fairies, folklore, wizards and witches.
Imagine sipping tea at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, stumbling through the wardrobe into Narnia or casting a spell from a cauldron bubbling with frogs’ legs!
More than 150 objects are on display in the exhibition, including Harry Potter’s broomstick, Sooty and his wand, the Cottingley fairy photographs, a stage suit worn by the popular magician Harold Taylor and examples of Fairyland Lustre Wedgwood ceramics from the 20s and 30s.
There'll be the chance to get hands on with interactive displays and little ones can dress up as witches, wizards, elves and characters from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'Alice in Wonderland'.
At the storytelling tent, visitors of all ages can pause for a moment and enjoy listening to audio of the timeless tales of 'Cinderella', 'Snow White', 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Alice in Wonderland'.
Magic Worlds is a touring exhibition, organised by V&A Museum of Childhood, London.
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