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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

An exhibition of photographs, historical documents and memorabilia from the Magic Attic's extensive archives.

Running from 3rd - 29th April, at Sharpe's Pottery Museum.

Find out all about our journey by reading The History of the Magic Attic Archives - in a Nutt Shell



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.

Latest News

A Place for Serious Research or Gentle Reminiscence

Celebrating 30 years of the Magic Attic

A brand new publication looking back at the leisure activities in the area up until the outbreak of the First World War.

Available to buy now

What Shall We Do YESTERDAY

What Shall We Do YESTERDAY

A Little Look Back

50 Years A Go

50 members of the East Midlands district of the Institution of Municipal Engineers toured the site of the new A38 dual carriage which is being built between Burton and Derby.

Burton Observer & Chronicle
March 23rd 1967

Magic Attic Mystery

The Magic Attic Mystery

Can you shed any light on our latest mystery picture?

Click on the picture for a better look and if you have any information please get in touch.