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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Fascinating insight into witchcraft and folk beliefs.

This museum contains a huge collection of relics and exhibits explaining the history and purpose of... read more

Reviewed today
Brian M
Focuses on the dark side of witchcraft

This is something you have to see for yourself. Will be great for some & not so great for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bristol, 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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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Reviewed today

This museum contains a huge collection of relics and exhibits explaining the history and purpose of items used in witchcraft. It provides a fascinating insight into folklore and widely held beliefs over the centuries. One of the quirkiest museums certainly but a must if visiting...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed yesterday

This is something you have to see for yourself. Will be great for some & not so great for others.Has lots of exhibits of which many are in glass cabinets. There's a lot of reading involved. Set on two floors whilst not very big it...More

Thank andrewfoxon540
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting collection on two floors. If you're fascinated by witchcraft, poppets, divination, folk craft, wise women then this is a must see.

Thank ChrisBu_13
Reviewed 4 days ago

I hated seeing the witchcraft museum the shop had no worth while souvenirs. I normally buy f on shops even if they are rubbish but this took the biscuit there was no magic in the magic bit it was all crusty teddies creepy dolls ,...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Diverse selection of exhibits. However, husband did comment it was a shame some were too low in the bottom of of the display cases to see properly - not sure I would want to take very young children around unless one is prepared to do...More

Thank christine g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are so many interesting things to see in this museum. We found that it was good value for money. So many interesting artefacts and all appear to be well researched. If you visit here by car it's worth parking in the pay and display...More

Thank Jet C
Reviewed 6 days ago

nothing is too difficult too obscure or too fantastic. the labels honestly try to give provenance and explanation but sometimes honestly say interesting donated but no idea of meaning and i LOVE that. quiet, inclusive disabled accessib le and magnificently wacky it was a wonderful...More

Thank Lindsaybrewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in to the museum after seeing it on internet. Really quirky place, packed full of interesting facts, displays, photos etc. Really found it very interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank Norma O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a vast array of fascinating objects at the museum crammed in to a small old building. It was very busy when we visited so unfortunately you did feel pressure to keep moving from those waiting behind you and couldn't really read all the...More

Thank Lizzie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a quaint but knowledgeable trip, mostly because it was raining and there wasn't very much more to do apart from enjoy the beautiful scenery or have a local drink and a meal in the area.

Thank Nach0_92
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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