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    Preview: Magic Worlds Exhibition

    Cinderella-Prince-Charming-mechanical-dolls (c) Victoria and Albert Museum-London
    Remember when you were younger and all the world seemed to be filled with magic? Remember that dream to be whisked off into a fantasy land where your pets could actually speak, the handsome prince would come to save you and everything seemed possible. If you feel as if the magic is lost then fear not, fair people of the land; your pathway to enchantment and wonder has reopened at World Museum Liverpool!

    Magic Worlds is a touring exhibition organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, London. Stumble into your favour- ite childhood stories including Snow White and Cinderella in the storytelling tent, or even imagine yourself at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Change places with Alice - there’s plenty more people coming to join the fun.

    For the nostalgic and the fantasy lovers, you can view more than 150 articles including Sooty and his magic wand and even...wait for it...Harry Potter’s broomstick. My cauldron is brimming with excitement already and now I think it’s about to overflow. All together now - go go Gryffindor!

    Of course wizards, witches, faeries and elves are all steeped in history and folklore. The infamous Cottingly Fairy photos are on display, a true feat of amazement and mystery in the British countryside. Plus, the sight of a Mandrake Root will be surprisingly familiar to any fans of one particular fantasy saga...

    It’s perfect for all the family (and us fantasy lovers), as the little ones have the chance to dress up as characters from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or Alice in Wonderland. Once your trip to the Other Side is over, you can nip down to the World Museum shop and treat yourself to tricks and vintage games, so the adventure will never end. You are never too old to rediscover the stories you love.

    A completely free exhibition, Magic Worlds looks set to be one of the best World Museum experiences to date. Hop on your broomstick (or go by foot - whichever you prefer) and become lost in these familiar tales.

    Where & When: World Museum Liverpool. Until March '14

    Sarah O'Hara ||

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