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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An exhibition of photographs, historical documents and memorabilia from the Magic Attic's extensive archives.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 in the series following on from Swinging Swad and The Fabulous Fifties.

Available to buy from April 28th

The Striking Seventies

A Little Look Back

20 Years A Go

Three local Bass employees are jailed for stealing Beer after the firm employed private investigators to find out how £25,000 worth of beer had gone missing in just 6 months.

Burton MAIL
APRIL 12th 1997

Magic Attic Mystery

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.