Sydney Museums Australian Museum of Magical Arts

Things to do in Sydney :-Explore, learn, wonder

Tucked away in Darlinghurst and just minutes from Sydney CBD and behind the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum of Magical Arts is a museum that stores and exhibits historical, artistic and cultural artefacts of the art of magic.

Tour Departures commence 11.30am  Wednesday and Thursday,  1.30pm Saturdays & Sundays. Dusk tours 7.00pm Tuesday nights.

Bookings are Essential

Created by Australian magician James Karp, the museum of magic consists of a library of magic, a collection of magical paraphernalia and illusions, dedicated to not only preserving the craft of magic and the devotion of magicians to their craft but also for celebrating the inspiration of wonder and human creativity. Being inside The Magicians Cabaret theatre you are led by the magician and will experience first hand how a magician orchestrates his magic show. It is an immersive and unique experience.

Once you indulge yourself with
Sydney’s iconic attractions, its stargazing architectural jewels where harbour bridges shield oceans, its majestic beaches where shores and land dance, it’s imposing wild life where kangaroos and koalas soar into prance and rollick, Sydney has one more seduction of your senses. A encounter where wonder and knowledge collude. A Museum that awakes your slumbering powers. The Australian Museum of Magical Arts is set within the secret walls and corridors of The Magicians Cabaret theatre. So after you have taken in the tourist sites of what’s on in Sydney, spoil yourself with a secret affair that will inspire and beatific your soul.

The history of magic as an art form has been shrouded in mystery in order to protect its secrets, often being handed down verbally from magician to magician or through underground dealings but in this secret museum of Sydney, this history and sacred knowledge comes to life. Although the museum is small, this experience packs a hefty punch in ones imagination and is one of the most interesting things to do in Sydney!

As you walk through secret pathways and corridors, you enter  the secret world of a magician. The museum not only holds unrevealed plans of illusions, magic tricks and magic shows, films, drawings, patents, letters, literature on magic, inventions by magicians, programs, posters, costumes, but you are allowed access into the magicians back stage.  The experience tapestries man and woman’s remarkable powers of imagination and high levels of mindset through the centuries. You shall discover how magic and magicians have influenced the movie industry, Hollywood, famous actors, wars, science, medicine, cultures and prepare for magic shows.

The Australian Museum of the Magical Arts offers a fascinating opportunity to expose oneself to new experiences and explore new things in a rich, creative, educational and inspirational environment. Through the interactive exhibits and hands-on museum, adults and children have the joy of exploring new and untold curiosities.


The Museum of Magic is a journey
back through the ages of magic,
you will feel like you are travelling
for the purpose of discovery.
You shall wonder in its atmosphere,
its hidden passage ways and chambers,
its mysteries and secrets.

Reality is complex
all we can do is wonder
and enjoy the magic
that is all around us.
james karp – creator

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