This pad creates an amazing optical effect. The inside lid of the case which contains the pad has 1,280 micro-mirrors in a 32 x 40 array. The mirrors are at different angles and they interact with the colours on the pages to produce different images. Purchased by John Davenport from Grand Illusions in 2015. https://www.grand-illusions.com

The globe, which is a representation of the planet Jupiter, rests on a perspex stand and inexplicably appears to rotate on the stand. The secret is very clever in that the movement you see is of a globe contained within the outer clear globe. The rotation is powered by the energy of room light acting on internal solar cells and by the force of the earth’s magnetic field. Purchased by John Davenport in 2015. See www.movaglobes.com for more information on these amazing globes.

In 2015 John Davenport had the thought that the ‘hollow face’ optical illusion could be used to help promote Davenports magic museum. The prototypes were based on a rabbit in a hat which apparently turned to face you as you moved around it. Despite various options being trialled and some design work by Robin Krats in England, the idea was not taken forward. This item shows the development of John’s idea.

This is a well known illusion. Staring at the centre of the revolving spiral for 20 or 30 seconds and then looking at the back of one’s hand creates a sensation of creeping flesh. Cambridge magician and engineer Tony Middleton made this in 2016 for display at Davenports magic museum in North Walsham, England.

Although the observer is simply looking at a 2D rotating image, the impression is one of looking down into the crater of a 3D rotating volcano. Cambridge magician and engineer Tony Middleton made this in 2016 for display at Davenports magic museum in North Walsham, England.