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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

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Address: | The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1840 250111
10:30 - 18:00
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic houses one of the world's largest...

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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Absolutely great museum bursting with poetry, art, images and literature. All information was really well written therefore making it really easy to read and understand.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Museum is located in Boscastle near the National Trust information centre so there is no parking on site. It's spread over two floors and full of interesting artefacts and information. Entrance fee is £5 which we found a little expensive for a museum. Photography was allowed and it was an enjoyable visit especially for those interested in witchcraft. Recommended length... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great museum bursting with poetry, art, images and literature. All information was really well written therefore making it really easy to read and understand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More for older children and adults. Good content, info and price on entry. Fascinating items and artifacts - and history of witchcraft.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A man I met at Tintagel told me to visit. I am so glad I did .it is fascinating I learnt that knitting with black wool and chanting then burning the finished item casts spell I shall be trying this. Lots of information and historical facts. I love this place. An Aladins cave of witchcraft And you can take photos

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fascinating museum! The collection is really like nothing else. You need a while to go through everything here but it's definitely worth it. You can also buy incense and beautiful posters from the shop.

Thank Emilia K
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing...I loved it and can't wait to come back, so much useful information and exhibits and such a beautiful location ❤❤❤

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my second visit to this museum and it was just as good. There are all manner of the history of the genre and it looks at it in a very unprejudiced presentation. It's fun too. Also when you're looking at exhibits there are often drawers underneath, and these include additional information....there is a lot of items here...it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A fascinating & objective overview of the history of witchcraft that covers the truth, the legends, the misconceptions & the popular interpretations of this often misunderstood group of people over a two floor museum. Located in the quaint harbor village of Boscastle, Cornwall, not at all far from the National Trust Visitor Center, which itself is worth a visit, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I run a paranormal and anomaly group of consultants in Canada and I am a working Kenning Medium. I've had dreams of this place leading up to our visit. I was not disappointed! After the flood, I was worried a lot of the items would be damaged but they informed me it took 2 years to rebuild... More 

Thank Kiki W
JohnDee-13, Owner at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, responded to this review

Dear Kiki, Many thanks for such a heartfelt review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Boscastle and at the museum. We look forward to welcoming you back next year! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Museum of witchcraft and magic; clearly maintained by a team with passion and enthusiasm. Some beautiful items, some interesting artifacts, some preserved cats, some downright creepy superstitious stuff and a great deal of folklore, some of it of dubious origin! There's things which might scare younger ones...and in places it's heavy on the text - but absolutely worth a visit,... More 

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