Las Vegas, Nevada: Houdini MuseumMany props used by the master magician are on display.
Visitor Tips and News About Houdini Museum
The Houdini Museum, which started out in the Venetian Hotel when it opened in 2000, has recently moved to the newest part of the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace down the street. The gift shop is still open at the Venetian and this place is mostly a gift shop as well but in the back can be found, for no charge, many props actually used by the master magician himself plus other magic-related props. Everything in the glass cases is for sale as well, but don't expect the collection to disappear anytime soon due to the prices. A full sized hologram of a magician performing simple tricks is an even more recent addition to this shop and makes it even more fun.[Rich Braham, 08/22/2007]
Great museum displaying great Harry Houdini items at the Venetian Hotel.[Geno Munari, 11/11/2000]
The Houdini Museum opened in June, 2000 in the Grand Canal Shops of the Venetian Resort Hotel. Other Houdini museums: Scranton, Pennsylvania -- the Famous Houdini Museum -- run by two magicians; the Houdini Historical Center at the Outagamie Museum, 330 E. College Ave., Appleton, Wisconsin. The museum in Vegas is curated by Sidney Radner, who was honorary curator of the Appleton exhibits, and owner of the biggest collection of Houdini memorabilia in the world.
Opened June 2000, in the Grand Canal Shops of the Venetian Resort Hotel, adjacent to Houdini's Magic Shop. Contains hundreds of items, including Houdini's straight jacket, his famous Pillory Escape, the spare glass for the original Water Torture Cell.
I am pleased to have Sidney Radner as the Curator of the Museum. He has been the Honorary Curator of the Houdini Historical Society in Appleton, Wisconsin, and owner of the biggest collection of Houdini memorabilia in the world. Radner was a protege' of Hardeen, Houdini's brother."
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.[Geno Munari, Houdini Magic Pres., 08/17/2000]