For all ages: Magic Lantern Workshops

Thursday 28th October @ 10:00am + 11:30am

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Magic Lanterns are ancient apparatus of lenses and lamps once used by showmen to conjure up strange and fantastical moving images in darkened rooms. 


During this 1 hour workshop we will be making our own magic lantern slides using acetate, pens and collage and exploring how your picture can be brought to life using light. 

Child: £7.00

Concession: £6.00 (Paying adult is unemployed, student, senior, disabled)

Nicole Mollett and Frog Morris will be running these workshops. They form the company "The Art of The Magic Lantern" using re-purposed pre-cinema projection equipment to share the art of Magic Lanterns and to create new live performance pieces for contemporary audiences. The Art of The Magic Lantern has been touring South East England since March 2014. The company has performed and held workshops all over the UK including the Whitechapel Gallery and The Barbican.


Check out their website here.


Want to see a Magic Lantern in action after your workshop? On the 29th and 30th we will be running performative tours of the Museum using lanterns. What happens in the Museum when the lights go out? Book your places here.  

If you have any questions please contact Emily on


Frog Morris and Nicole Mollett with a Magic Lantern!