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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

We stage talks and exhibitions throughout the year in the Magic Attic, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum and in other locations around the local area.

Keep a regular check on this page or by following us on Facebook & Twitter to see what we’re up to.

Due to the demise of the Farmers Market we will now attend the regular Swadlincote market on the last Friday of every month.

We will attend the market from 9am - 2pm between March and December.

Come along to our stall on the Delph for a look at some of our images and publications.

SWADLINCOTE MARKET

Project News


2018 Dates



We are very excited to have been passed hundreds of rolls film from the 1960's - much of it local. So far we have found footage of Ticknall, Linton, Melbourne, Stapenhill Gardens/Ferry Bridge, Gresley and much more.

We will be working over the coming months to digitise much of this footage and will then host a series of Film Evenings - so watch this space for details.

The next Magic Attic Heritage Walk Swarkestone takes place on Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm.

Upcoming Walks:

October 11th - Rural South Derbyshire

November 1st - Echoes of Heroes

December 6th - Grangewood, Netherseal Colliery & Linton Heath


All walks are free but donations to the Magic Attic are welcome.

Heritage Walks

Townscape Walks

The Townscape Walks are a series of guided walks, created and led by the Magic Attic.

All start from Sharpe’sPottery Museum - click on the poster to the right for full details.