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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Great little place to while away an hour or so, lots of exhibits and very informative. Would go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa A
via mobile
Worth a visit

Interesting and eclectic collection of items related to witchcraft Some thought provoking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheffield, 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • 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

Great little place to while away an hour or so, lots of exhibits and very informative. Would go again

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting and eclectic collection of items related to witchcraft Some thought provoking commentaries Worth a visit if in the area

Thank P W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Well worth the visit and very reasonably priced. Lots to take in and very informative.

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff here were friendly and helpful. Museum itself is small but over a few floors and there is LOTS to see. Plenty of information boards to read but some of them are hard to see with the lighting or font being a bit weak. It's...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tiny museum which offers a variety of exibits from the macarbe to 'fairy tale wonder'. And dog friendly too!! The passion and research of the those who run this museum is noticable - there is so much more to it than just spooking yourself....More

Thank Ionalj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allow at a good amount of time for a leisurely visit as there are a lot of exhibits of interest and lots to read and see. Very insightful. This was my third visit !

Thank jaqi_edwards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and found the vast and varied exhibits thought provoking, fascinating and creepy. It's clear a great deal of time and care has been spent both gathering everything together and presenting all the artefacts in such an accessible way.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my trip to boscastle I found this very different place to visit. Having never seen anywhere like this I decided to have a look. It's a very interesting little museum. Very well laid out and loads to see. If your interested in voodoo. Or...More

Thank Distaste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by an off chance visiting the area. Not expensive to get in. I think for two adults and two children it was about 16.00. It's not the biggest museum and I would like to see more about the history and persecution which although...More

Thank MagicCabbage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the museum very interesting but it left me wanting more. Be careful not to walk on by as it is a little hidden. It is was an enjoyable visit. Keep an open mind and be prepared to believe.

Thank Sandy C
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Can you take photos?
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.
How much us it to Go in
13 July 2016|
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Response from EmilyAlan | Reviewed this property |
It's £5 per adult
When you say dog friendly, can you take them in?
26 March 2016|
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Response from ELAINE B | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are welcome but be careful they don't turn it into a frog!!