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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Really interesting

Despite its size this little museum is packed full of very interesting exhibits and information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very Interesting

We had a very nice visit and learned quite a bit of history of magic and witchcraft in this region... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Despite its size this little museum is packed full of very interesting exhibits and information. Whether you are interested in the history of witchcraft or not you will find plenty to keep you entertained. There is literally so much to take in that it would...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice visit and learned quite a bit of history of magic and witchcraft in this region. The only thing I found hard was that there was a lot of reading in somewhat small and sometimes faded print. Overall, though, I really...More

Thank Splinda62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While visiting Boscastle I came across this strange little jem. To have what is said to be the world's largest exhibition of witchcraft in the centre of such a lovely village as Boscastle seemed some how strange but it proved to be a great place...More

Thank norman r
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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