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Houdini Museum of New York at Fantasma Magic

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Hidden gem

This was a great little shop/museum. It's a little off the beaten path but isn't a typical tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winder, Georgia
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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 1 November 2018
Alan E
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great little shop/museum. It's a little off the beaten path but isn't a typical tourist trap. We were looking for things to do and really enjoyed this visit. The collection is free to observe but they do offer guided tours at a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anmyles
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan E
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wayne1968x
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Braniff77
Reviewed 1 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K S
Reviewed 8 August 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!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 30 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SandiBinSC
Reviewed 23 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lynne R
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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29 April 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
20 June 2015|
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Response from Fantasma M | Property representative |
Free! Are our new location no tickets are required. Just come on it.