New York, New York: Houdini Museum (Closed)

World's largest public collection of Houdini relics, displayed in a room of Roger Dreyer's impressive magic shop. Highlights include Houdini's 1907 escape coffin, his mysterious "Metamorphosis Trunk," a robot Houdini escaping from a straight jacket hung from the ceiling, and a live magicians' bunny.

Fantasma Magic

Fantasma Magic store, 4th floor.
Closed in 2021. Relocating to New Jersey.
Free. Guided tours $10.

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Houdini handcuffs and restraints.

Houdini Museum

Impressive display of Houdini paraphernalia -- and a bit of David Copperfield and Chung Lee Soon. Add to that a constant string of magic tricks by the guy running the shop, and it is definitely worth finding this small, hidden magic shop. The location is now on the fourth floor at 213 W. 35th St., just a couple blocks from its previous spot.

[John Francis, 12/30/2017]
Houdini Museum

To enter you must have a member of your party submit a photo ID to the doorman to go upstairs to the store/museum. The lovely staff shared some card tricks and showed off Trixie the rabbit.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 10/16/2017]

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