Magic: The Entertainment of Deception Exhibition

Written by MiriamSpall on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 21:07

Moyse’s Hall Museum has always been known for the mysterious amongst its collections, and Bury itself has a history that is magical...

This exhibition offers a window into the art of the illusionist, featuring items used by some the world’s greatest magicians from as early as the 17th Century up to what is considered the golden period of magic in the 1920s, including a pair of handcuffs used by Houdini himself, rare handcrafted stage-used illusions, and an antique trick table once owned by Paul Daniels.

Moyse's Hall Museum is putting on this fascinating exhibition exploring the subject of magic and illusion alongside internationally regarded magician, Marco Pusterla.

As part of this exhibition, Moyse's are also running a number of special events (plus, there are more magical lectures and events to come, so keep an eye on the website for more details!)

An Evening of Wonder in the Undercroft
Friday 27 January at 7pm. Booking essential.
Award-winning magician Marco Pusterla performs some of his favourite magic tricks.
For more info or to book your tickets, click here

Witchfinder General Talk
Friday 10 February at 6.30pm. Booking essential
Acclaimed Professor Malcolm Gaskill presents a fascinating insight into the life of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, and the East Anglian witch-hunt 1645-7.
For more info or to book your tickets, click here

Wizarding Weekend
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February, normal opening hours
Meet Abramelin the Mage and Morgana the witch with their magical laboratory, dragons and fabulous wizardry at Moyse’s Hall.

'Magic' Drop-In Workshops for children and families
Tuesday 14 & Friday 17 February, 11am-12noon & 2pm-3pm.
Magic themed workshops suitable for families - no booking required, just drop in!
N.B. Tuesday's workshops are included in Museum/exhibition admission price; Friday's are an additional £1.50.

Schools Workshops
Our Heritage Officers are able to offer themed workshops/tours related to the exhibition for school groups. For more information, please contact or, or telephone 01284 757160.

Times: This exhibition is running from Saturday 3 December-Sunday 26 March.
Moyse's Hall is open Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm), and Sundays 12noon-4pm (last entry 3pm).

Tickets: Museum entry (including exhibition entry) is £4 Adults / £2 Concessions / £10 Families (up to 5 family members, including at least 1 adult and 1 child) / Free for Heritage Ticket holders

Venue: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by West Suffolk Heritage

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