06dec5:30 am7:00 pmA CHRISTMAS MAGIC LANTERN SHOWwith John Townsend

Event Details

The Armitt Museum

Wednesday 6th December 2023

TICKETS: £8. Child £4

5.30pm – 7pm

Join in the festivities and come watch a Christmas Magic Lantern show at the Armitt Museum. A wealth of winter wonders is shown through the wonderful world of the Victorian magic lanterns, hand-painted, mechanical, and photographic lantern slides.

About the speaker:
John Townsend is a retired chartered surveyor and commercial property auctioneer. He has been collecting Magic Lanterns, slides, and everything related to them for the past fifty years. He is Vice Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society and continues to conduct charity auctions. He started collecting when he was aged 18 after visiting an antiques fair in Grasmere with his father. Having spotted three hand-painted slipping slides and pointing them out to his father, unbeknown to him at the time, his Dad bought them for him, and they became his next birthday present! And then the collecting started!



December 6, 2023 5:30 am - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)


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