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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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A fascinating place to visit

Wasn't sure what to expect really and had a suspicion it could be a bit gimmicky but how wrong can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jean S
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
An intriguing and slightly disturbing museum

The museum shows a large range of exhibits covering many type of witchcraft some of which I found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Solihull, 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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| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Reviewed yesterday

Wasn't sure what to expect really and had a suspicion it could be a bit gimmicky but how wrong can you be! This museum is absolutely fascinating and full of so much information. Yes, some of it is somewhat disturbing and there are some signs...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum shows a large range of exhibits covering many type of witchcraft some of which I found vaguely disturbing but nonetheless interesting. The exhibition is broken into different sections on different subjects to enable the visitor to pick and choose what interested them. I...More

Thank amsingleton1659
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place , feel like we belong here , fascinating exhibits, a must see to any visitors, enter with an open heart and leave with a full mind

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here and they appear to have added a few things and made a few changes. My son found it really fascinating as did I. Lots of artefacts to look at, interesting history of Witches and witchcraft. The place it’s in - Boscastle -...More

Thank Agb54
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on my list of to do on my holiday in Tintagel as I have heard and read many positive reviews about the museum and I can truly say I wasn't disappointed! The museum is located in a picturesque village called Bodmin, if you...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been coming here since a little girl yearly. Everytime something new this time i was intrigued by the poppets and the spirit boards could not resist touching the boards. The grey long haired lady on arrival was very smiley and pleasant and commented funnily...More

Thank Jj B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unusual topic for a museum. There is a lot of information and hundreds of different items to view. If you are seriously interested in the topic of witchcraft then you would be very interested in visiting this museum. I found it a...More

Thank francophile043
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Splinda62
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank norman r
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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