Explore & Learn

Message from the Director

To visit the Museum is to encounter a remarkable range of works that attest to the highest achievement of human creativity in the art of Magic—from drawings and literature to photography, rare books, and  Illusion and magic props. 

The museums beginnings are rooted in the extraordinary acquisitions of magic by James Karp, one of Australia leading magicians and producer of The Magicians Cabaret theatre. His tastes were encyclopedic, and by early 2015 his holdings were of such magnitude that he decided to share it with the public with the view of inspiring people of all walks of life.

Over the years, the museum has added a beautiful collection of theatre costumes and art.

A visit to the museum would not be complete without a stop at the cabaret room where the actual live shows perform weekly. Visitors can order from the café, be still and absorb the wonder of magic.

We look forward to keeping the magic alive.

Thank you,

Hannah Pollard