Opening in April 2019, our free exhibition ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will be the first ever to focus on the relationship between magic and psychology.
Smoke and Mirrors
‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will seek the truth about deception, ask how bias and suggestion affect our senses and decisions, and consider what it is about the human condition that means many of us believe in magic and the supernatural, even in the face of logical explanations.
Artefacts from the world of magic will include those from Derren Brown, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee and Harry Houdini.
Explore spirit photography, magic props, psychology experiments and more to see how magic works on – and in – your mind.