Professor Heard's Peerless Victorian Magic Lantern Show

29 Nov 2009

Event times

14:30 - 16:00

Cost of entry

£7.50/ £5 concessions

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British Library

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Kings Cross, St. Pancras, Euston
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Professor Heard introduces the weird and wonderful magic lantern entertainments once presented in public halls and private drawing rooms throughout the 19th century. An intriguing and amusing show that draws on a unique collection of original mechanical moving pictures, sights, frights, moral warnings, adventures and pictorial curiosities. The Guardian '...19th century history has never been so fresh, so entertaining or quite so surprising.... ' Suitable for ages 7 and above For more information on the corresponding exhibition 'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs', visit www.bl.uk/pointsofview


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