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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

This year’s Radio Derby Derbyshire Day event takes place in the grounds of Kedlestone Hall.

Click the image on the right for more details of the event.

Sunday, September 25th

What's On



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

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Radio Derby Derbyshire Day

Following on from Swinging Swad our latest book goes back another decade to the time of bobby socks and blue suede shoes…

The Fabulous Fifties

Book Launch