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Jun 13, 2016

Hungary celebrates the life of Houdini

The House of Houdini Museum is now open in Buda Castle and is already proving a hit

Hungary is celebrating the life and work of its most famous illusionist, Harry Houdini.

The House of Houdini Museum has opened in Buda Castle and is already proving a hit with both locals and tourists alike.

Located in the beautiful First District of Budapest, the House of Houdini has exhibited Houdini’s personal instruments including his handcuffs, straitjackets and books.

The Budapest-born illusionist is known to the world as the greatest-ever escape artist, as well as one of the leading performers of the modern age.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hungarian escape artist David Merlini, who created the museum, said that the exhibition also shows props from a feature-length film that was made about Houdini in Hungary two years ago.

The museum also offers magician’s shows and interactive programs to visitors and a stage to young magicians to try their skills.