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Houdini Museum of New York at Fantasma Magic

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Solid Magic, Great Service

Great magic and high quality magic tools that can serve everyone from the pro to the newbie. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan E
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Lovley little place very friendly staff no hassle interesting historic items . And quirky majic... read more

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Vast collection of tricks, cards, DVDs & collectibles for sale, plus the Houdini Museum of New York.
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213 W 35th St, Suite 401, New York City, NY 10001-1903
+1 212-244-3633
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great magic and high quality magic tools that can serve everyone from the pro to the newbie. The staff is spot on and can recommend the right magic for the right skill and the shop is convenient and cozy.

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovley little place very friendly staff no hassle interesting historic items . And quirky majic items would recommend bit tricky to find tho .

Thank wayne1968x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky little place - you would never find it unless you are really searching. A few interesting artefacts to look at and an opportunity to learn some interesting personal information about Houdini (he hated mediums and did his best to expose their tricks!). Apparently you...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This magic shop in an office building on a side street in Midtown Manhattan was a pleasant surprise. It's small, but free, and had some really interesting artifacts from Houdini's life. The magic shop clerk was very helpful, and noted that this is the 2nd...More

Thank Braniff77
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The Houndini Museum is more of a gallery without prices, of Houdini artifacts and memorabilia. There are many things here for sale that are related to magic in general and not necessarily to Houdini. If you are thrilled by magic acts or are an amateur...More

Thank K S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This place is truly a hidden gem, giving us a memorable experience. It's small, charming, interesting and the enthusiasm of the staff is magical!

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Has many bits of Houdini memorabilia in a small space in an office building. The staff people are especially friendly and engaging and they do not pressure you to buy any of the retail magic items they sell. But they are happy to give demonstrations....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This museum is clearly a labor of love by the owner/operators, and the gentleman who was present during our visit was eager to show some sleight-of-hand tricks to us visitors. The memorabilia is quite interesting, and there are various magic trick kits for sale. I...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed April 23, 2018

First, to find this place, pay close attention to the directions. It's next to impossible to find...I had to call and I was standing right in front of it! It's totally worth any trouble finding, though. The museum is small, but chock-full of amazing Houdini...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed April 11, 2018

what can i say I love this shop and my kids love it just as much! the Houdini museum is great because i am a history buff. the fact that all the stuff belonged to Houdini is really cool! the i bought my kids the...More

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April 29, 2017|
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Response from Fantasma M | Property representative |
Defiantly! Houdini has touched many parts of history beyond magic including silent film, scuba diving (yes- really!), and spiritualist debunking (he literally wrote the book on it). There is a lot of history in our little... More
Chris U
June 20, 2015|
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Response from Fantasma M | Property representative |
Free! Are our new location no tickets are required. Just come on it.