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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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A truly inspirational and thoughtful Museum....to a hedgewitch it was like a big hug of welcome and a well needed lesson

I cannot begin to describe my excitement at the prospect of visiting whilst on holiday back at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Dr John Callow book signing.

We went to a book signing for Dr John Callow's new book ' Embracing the darkness' It was in a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
wendy c
Worcester, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic houses one of the world's largest collections of items relating to witchcraft, the occult and magic. With over 3000 objects, a wise woman's cottage, a herb garden and a shrine it is a memorable place. It has been in the picturesque Cornish coastal village of Boscastle since 1961 and is one of Cornwall's most popular museums rated highly on TripAdvisor. The Museum intrigues visitors with its collections of charms, curses, herbs and healing and sea witchcraft. Some of our most popular items are magical tools such as glass knitting needles, objects which were used for scrying such as black mirrors, crystals and crystal balls and our collection of protection talismans made by soldiers in the trenches of World War One. The Museum also has an extensive library with other 7000 books and an archive of documents which can be viewed online or visited by appointment.
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| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot begin to describe my excitement at the prospect of visiting whilst on holiday back at the beginning of October. It was a lovely sunny but windy day and this was the highlight for me of our holiday. A well presented and thought out...More

Thank LaurenRalph26
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We went to a book signing for Dr John Callow's new book ' Embracing the darkness' It was in a candle lit Witchcraft and magic museum. Amazing place. Well worth a visit. So much to see.

Thank wendy c
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Upon a recent stay near Boscastle, there for the dark gathering event outside the witchcraft museum. We spent an hour in here, very educational, very interesting visit. Much enjoyed and with a moderate entrance fee, a must if your in the area.

Thank ch3rry2017
Reviewed 5 November 2017

When in Boscastle visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. It’s a truly magical experience and educational for those of an inquisitive nature. The exhibits are intriguing and far fetching, explaining beliefs outside the normal. But since there is nothing to fear, why not enjoy...More

Thank PhotoGraeme
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited during a trip to Cornwall. I had been years ago but wanted to introduce my partner to the magic of the museum! We were greeted by the lovely Joyce who was very friendly and welcoming. There is a small gift shop in the...More

1  Thank xphaiea
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My Wife was curious to see this Museum and so we visited the small village of Boscastle to check it out. It was quite a bit larger than I expected, the glass-encased exhibits taking up several floors of the property. On display there were many...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Boscastle to attend the Dark Gathering event for Samhain (Halloween). The event was fantastic with morris dancers and a really wonderful atmosphere - we'd happily go again. The Museum itself was really interesting with a lot of information about the history of...More

Thank Suzie R
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum just before Halloween with my boyfriend for my birthday. There is so much to see and it is incredibly interesting to see the exhibits being displayed. The museum has much more than I expected and I particularly enjoyed the section on...More

Thank CloseMyEyes
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The museum has some very interesting artefacts and there's plenty to see. Sadly, it's very small and, when there are other groups in there, you feel you have to rush past everything. There's a lot to read.

Thank Kezzar53
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I visited with the family. I'm not a believer in witchcraft but respect what other believe in. I found it very interesting and as a bit of an old goth got some amazing tattoo ideas and was put if a few ideas by learning the...More

Thank Steve C
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Debby B
18 July 2017|
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Response from Sara E | Reviewed this property |
not in the museam but nearby , in the cafe they will let u use
2 October 2016|
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Response from MuseumofWitchcraft | Property representative |
Yes, you can take photos in the Museum, preferably without a flash due to the light sensitivity of some of the objects.
13 July 2016|
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Response from EmilyAlan | Reviewed this property |
It's £5 per adult