Magic Alley & The Lost Years Of William Shakespeare; the world's oldest makers and purveyors of magical wares, and msueum of magic, fairytales and time travel

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"It is one thing to read about dragons, fairies and time travellers, but quite another to actually meet them..."

Will Shakespeare (in The Other Doctor by Dave Matthews)


Storytelling is our business at Magic Alley

From the moment you step through the doors and realise that it really is bigger on the inside you are sure to find something to ignite your imagination. 

Magic Alley is packed to the rafters with books, toys, dragons, crystal balls, spells, magic tricks, historic art prints and magical objects and curios you never knew you needed – perfect to find that unique gift for someone special or to treat yourself.

We stock something for the Harry Potter enthusiast, the Sherlock Holmes fanatic, the Game of Thrones fan and the budding witch, wizard or magician, so enjoy a stroll around our enthralling store and be bedazzled by our quirky and wonderful range of eccentric necessities.  

The Enchanted Manor Museum

 The Enchanted Manor Museum is where the magic of stories spring into life. Our interactive puzzle trail invites you to while away an hour or so exploring a magical world of fairies, wizards, time travel, pirates and a host of much-loved literary characters based on the best selling series “The Chronicles of Wizard’s Thatch”.

The Wizards have even been known to magically transform The Enchanted Manor into an atmospheric and intimate performance venue which plays host to travelling players, spellbinding Magicians, cabaret artistes, troubadores, storytellers, spooky seances and promenade theatre throughout the year.


So, what if William Shakespeare really had been a time travelling wizard?  Would the world as we know it be a different place?  Or perhaps it would just seem like it?  Would it be a more dangerous place, populated by strange and wonderful creatures?  Or would it be more magical, with everything just a little bit more vibrant and colourful? 

What it would certainly mean is that magic was real - not sort of real, but really real, like dragons and fairies and witches. And maybe you'd be different too... 

 Magic Alley is a family destination for explorers, imagineers, storytellers and children of all ages. No matter who you are, or who you might like to be, we invite you to dream again; to suspend your disbelief and seek the magic for yourself at the home of storytelling in Stratford-upon-Avon.



Magic Alley & The Lost Years Of William Shakespeare; the world's oldest makers and purveyors of magical wares, and msueum of magic, fairytales and time travel

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