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ABRACADABRA - a magical exhibition!

Abracadabra - a magical exhibition!

Arbuthnot Museum Peterhead - 28 June to 17 August 2019

From broomsticks to card tricks, fairies to vampires, this world-premiere exhibition features real and replica objects from history, stage and screen, including The Wizard of Oz, Sleepy Hollow and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Also includes a display to celebrate the 150th anniversary of 'The Electric Wizard' aka Walford Bodie, the notorious magician and Aberdeenshire resident who wowed Edwardian society with the use of an electric chair in his act.

WARNING!  Contains magical monstrosities and electrical wonders…

Upstairs to Peterhead Library. First floor accessed by stairs only.

A Magical Exhibition


Meet the Magical Owls! Sat 20 July

Your chance to get up close and personal with a ‘parliament of owls’ and learn about these magical, nocturnal creatures courtesy of the Owl and the Pussycat Centre.

Magical Owls


Breakout - An Escape Room for Families! Wed 31st July and Wed 7th Aug

The Arbuthnot Museum is closed to the public and you are trapped inside! Can you solve the clues and puzzles and get out before all the alarms go off? In an empty museum, no-one can hear you scream!
£20 per session (cash only on door), Suitable for aged 8+



The Critter Keeper and his 'magical' creatures Fri 16 Aug

The largest selection of exotic animals in the North East of Scotland is visiting the museum. Snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies, rabbits and raccoons – who knows who you’ll meet!

Critter Keeper




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