Egyptian Hall Museum - Atlas Obscura

Pasadena, California

Egyptian Hall Museum

A guided visit through the fascinating collection of the oldest private magic museum in America.

Egyptian Hall Museum takes its name from the historic Egyptian Hall in London, a building influenced by Egyptian architecture. During the last few decades of the 19th century, it was also the world's most famous magic theatre.

The Museum started in 1895 in Kenton, Ohio. Today it resides in a 1906 Craftsman-style house in Pasadena's Prospect Park—also the home of professional magicians Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert. The collection contains books dating to the 1500s, magic apparatus from many of the great names from the Golden Age of Magic, and one of the world's finest collections of magicians' posters.

World-renowned performer, author, and historian Mike Caveney and artist extraordinaire Tina Lenert will be our hosts. They will welcome and guide us through the museum's history (a quick peek into its 122 years), unusual books, magazines, posters, and a number of important stage illusions.

Inquisitive minds and questions throughout the evening are highly encouraged!


  • Exact meet-up location will be emailed to attendees prior to the event.
  • Recommended for ages 13 and up.
  • Street parking is available, please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.


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