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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Mystery and magic in an excellent location.

The museum of witchcraft and magic is absolutely stunning. Educational and extremely interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
Family Visit

Had read about the museum and thought might be worth a visit ,I was not disappointed a very complex... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Letchworth, 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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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

The museum of witchcraft and magic is absolutely stunning. Educational and extremely interesting. The displays are fascinating and the staff friendly. I shall return very soon!

Thank sphinxycat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had read about the museum and thought might be worth a visit ,I was not disappointed a very complex and well thought out museum, we combined the visit with a guided tour which was also very informative

Thank ChrisPD1967
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looks small but rammed with everything you could imagine and more about witchcraft. Kids twisted my arm to go in then I didn't want to leave. Many nooks and crannies to look for and discover. Quite cramped though, as it's small and fairly busy.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in the museum on the request of our 8 year old. There is plenty of interesting objects and displays to see and lots of facts to read. Sadly, our son wasn't as impressed as he'd thought he'd be! Bit boring for kids, great...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in a small building with lost of nooks and crannies and crammed with interesting artefacts - however we went on a busy day and some of the corridors are so narrow we couldn't stop and look at the displays as we would...More

Thank suebm2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fascinating little museum. There are interesting exhibits and an eye -opener to the world of witchcraft, Wicca and the occult without being sensationalised. It is only small and there is a great deal to read and movement through he museum was a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is tiny and we visited at a fairly busy time which meant we couldn't even move into the museum for about 10 minutes. It was a single-file line of people queueing and it wasn't moving which was somewhat frustrating. That said, there is...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent almost an hour enjoying the displays, it looks small from the outside but plenty big enough on the inside. Unfortunately I did not have the time to read everything but I could have spent hours reading everything. The museum was factual and very interesting...More

Thank AllThat J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a fascinating entry into the mystical world that many of us only ever experience in movies and books Lots of interesting facts and artefacts which bring to life the dark world of wizards and witches

Thank les h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent and usual little museum dedicated to witchcraft and magic. This museum is situated in picturesque Boscastle and offers an insightful treasure trove of curios from all over the world. Interesting to both those with a general interest and those with a more detailed...More

Thank dragonscale
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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
1 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