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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

There will be another chance to see  some of our 30th anniversary exhibition at this year’s Festival of Leisure in June.

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 in the series following on from Swinging Swad and The Fabulous Fifties.

Available to buy now

The Striking Seventies

The Striking Seventies

A Little Look Back

20 Years A Go

Some Derby County fans were less than impressed that the club’s new £20 million stadium would be called Pride Park following the last ever game at the Baseball Ground earlier in the month.

Burton MAIL
MAY 23rd 1997

The Magic Attic Mystery

Can you shed any light on our mystery picture?

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

Magic Attic Mystery