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It’s child’s play: ‘Magic Worlds’ opens at V&A Museum of Childhood

Posted at 2:00 pm, October 8, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

Abracadabra Conjuring Set, Suprex, England 1955-1965 Museum no. B.195-2010Opening Saturday October 8 (to March 4 2012), ‘Magic World’s explores the ways in which magic has been embraced around the world for thousands of years. See colourful costumes, sneaky tricks and illusions, freaky dolls and puppets and classic illustrated books: the show is a magical marvel for kids and kidults alike – and it’s completely free for all. Now that’s magic.

For info, see Magic Worlds listing.
Picture cubes, depicting a variety of fairy stories, Czechoslovakian, c.1930 *Dragon*, children's poster by Wayne Anderson, England 1974

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