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The Magic Attic

Registered Charity No 1094124

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

Check out our Publications section to see what’s new.



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 Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote. Post Code is DE11 9DG

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

New Books to Enjoy:

Magic Attic Messages


The Magic Attic is now open as normal after the Christmas break.



See New 2024 Heritage Walks

Heritage Walks

The last Magic Attic Heritage Walk of 2023 took place on 25th October

Titles and dates of the walks for 2024 are on our
Heritage Walks 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

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk