Magic World is a new family-friendly exhibition designed around the themes of fantasy, magic and enchantment in Weston Park Museum until January 6th.
The exhibition features range of costumes, dolls, matrix scene, tricks, illustrations, posters, videos and magic games.
Step into the exhibition, the first thing you could find is a display of vintage dolls with an introduction of "a midsummer night's dream" written by Shakespeare. It was written during the time public interest on the world of fairies and witches is increasing.
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 can be found in the exhibition as well.
Matrix scene of celebrated fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the most famous parts for the children.
Leave reality behind and accept the fantastical is the first step into the Magical World.
“I came with my 4-year-old daughter. She enjoyed the Alice's Adventure in Wonderland so much after she heard the story that Alice would shrink with a drink and grow with a cake. Now she is working on it in this simulated house." Rachel Honeywood said.
Coming to the magic theme, there are display of light entertainment, spinning marvels and display of magic trick props and books. Whether it is Chinese linking rings, the Spring balls or Marvin the Amazing Magic Man, you can get a brief and vivid introduction to it. Idols of the magicians and magic history by videos and posts are in the hall as well.
There will be a related family activity called Magic Saturdays in Weston Park every following Saturday till January 5th. Every week there will be a featured magician as the list shown. The magicians will perform six times for 15 minutes with 15 minutes in between from 1 to 4. Stalls will be setted by guest magicians, conjurers, tricksters and storytellers along with the Magic World exhibition in the main hall.It is free entry so just enjoy the magic world with your family!