Victorian Popular Culture, an essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This innovative portal invites users into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic and spiritualist séances. The Library has access to Section I. Spiritualism, sensation and magic ; Section II. Circuses, sideshows and freaks ; Section III. Music hall, theatre and entertainment ; Section IV. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema.