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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

We have a whole host of new books on offer for people to enjoy.

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7pm - 9.30pm


2pm - 5pm


2pm - 5pm &

7pm - 9.30pm


10am - 1pm

The Magic Attic is a large local history archive located in South Derbyshire at the Sharpe's Heritage Centre, West Street, Swadlincote.

The archive contains newspapers, photographs, maps, artefacts and family history information for South Derbyshire and surrounding areas.

Visitors and enquiries from outside the region and from abroad are also given every assistance and are equally welcome. We work in close association with the libraries of Swadlincote and Burton on Trent and with most of the local history groups.

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Heritage Walks

The first Magic Attic Heritage Walk of 2019, Knowle Hill & Foremark Resevoir,  will take place on Thursday, March 28th at 10.30am.

To see a list of our 2019 walks visit the What’s On  page.

A link to our online searchable inventory of resources is now available on Google Docs. This is an ongoing project and only covers a fraction of the entire archive at the moment. Please keep checking back for updates.

The Magic Attic Master Archive List