Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick

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Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick

Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Ticketed appointment only due to occupancy restraints! The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick displays the tools and imagery of Witchcraft & Magick, while celebrating the First Amendment and the power of outsider art. Built upon the collection of famed writer Raymond Buckland, it includes items of historic significance to the Salem witch trials, to the birth of the Wiccan religion, and tools used by prominent members of the pagan community. This is the first and only museum in the United States that celebrates Witchcraft & Magickal culture!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Joe P
1 contribution
Jul 2019
Upon entering the building I was greeted by the guy who runs the museum. My wife and I got a tour of the artifacts and a history of the collection. The museum holds several unique items that are very important to the history of paganism and witchcraft. I highly recommend people visit this museum and learn about witchcraft. What are you waiting for? GO!!!
Written March 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting, Joe, and really appreciate the 5 stars! Hope all is well!
Written August 29, 2020
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Jessica K
Tarpon Springs, FL198 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
What an interesting little museum filled with all kinds of cool stuff. The proprietor, Stephen, makes the visit all the more enjoyable - with his quirky enthusiasm and interesting stories and asides. The ambiance is truly on point. It made for a wonderful jump start to our vacation. Definitely worth a visit, and doesn’t break the bank. Free off street parking in the back of the building.
Written March 17, 2022
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Brenda H
Delaware, OH1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
I loved the knowledge of the owner on the people who started different aspects of Wicca, Covens people from the history of the occult . A must visit for anyone who is interested in the history and who practices whatever kind of witchcraft you choose.
Has many items in the gift shop which are of good quality and fairly inexpensive to other places.
I could spend a few days just looking at everything.
Written March 19, 2021
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woosusan
459 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The museum is in a small little building. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. They love to share the collection and knowledge they have. Currently advance ticket purchase is required. This is easily done online. Tour size is limited.
Written October 3, 2021
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Molly M
Jersey Shore, PA3 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My husband and I were travelling for our 17th wedding anniversary and got the chance to book an appointment to see the Buckland Gallery. It was our number one destination while we were in Cleveland and we were *not* disappointed!

The curator is great at making the collection relatable to all people, as well as answering questions and giving fun insider information. I've been practicing witchcraft for 20 years now, so I easily recognized the names and works that were described, but my husband is not as familiar, yet he enjoyed the tour as much as me.

Everything is very well preserved, even the items that were damaged from a previous site/caretaker. Though the space is small, the whole of it is utilized to tell the ambitious story of Raymond Buckland and his travels in the occult world. The feeling is rather like being let into a friend's secret ritual room filled with mysterious objects; it's a real thrill!

P.S. Be sure to pick up one of their logo buttons on the way out--very cool looking, and they glow in the dark. :)
Written July 16, 2017
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Jane G
Columbus, OH21 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is a very unusual and interesting museum in the heart of Cleveland. It is small, but worthwhile. It's not open many hours per week because it is run by a couple who have full-time jobs, but it is worth the effort to go there. The musuem is one room of an old storefront full of artifacts collected by Buckland, a Wiccan who practiced witchcraft in America in the 20th century. The curator gave a good description of his work and how the artifacts ended up in Ohio. While we were there some Wiccans came in and they were excited by what they saw. If you like the small funky museums you will love this place. There are wands, chalices, knives, tarot cards, Ouija boards, ceremonial clothing, paintings, books, and even a box with a demon in it. In additon there are pop culture movie posters and artifacts related to witches and witchcraft. A fascinating place!
Written February 21, 2018
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evring
Columbus, OH19 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Don't let the small size of the museum discourage you from visiting. From kitschy 60's fortune telling games to fascinating historic relics from very well known architects of modern paganism, it covers a lot of modern witchcraft and occult history. The curators were fabulous and engaging. Worth a stop if you are in the Cleveland area.
Written June 29, 2018
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Lea
Cleveland, OH75 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
If you're into Buckland, this is the place for you. It has some neat stuff concerning his history. They had a card reader available if you were into that. Little to no parking but you can park one simple block away behind the "tattoo cafe" for free and walk over.

This is a one room one level museum. It took us about 20 minutes to tour, but the guide gave us a good 10 minute brief. Cost of admission is $7.00
Written September 8, 2019
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Melissa A
Kentucky11 contributions
Aug 2019
Having known its name sake, We were in Cleveland and decided to visit the Museum. After talking to the owner Steven, a group of us went. First Parking is in the back so be aware.. tight parking. The Museum has a small shop in front selling tee shirts and other items. The Collection in the back is a great representation of Wicca and as extended to some other traditions..It was relayed that Steven the owner wishes to have it open to all traditions artifacts, making this Museum a very Important Place for the larger Pagan Community. We found our guide Stephen very knowledgeable and a very accommodating to our needs. We hope to be able to visit again someday.. Everyone should when in the area. You can spend hours just viewing the collection of Wicca and Pagan History Artifacts..
Written September 3, 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind review, Melissa. Hope to see you again soon!
Written September 6, 2019
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mirandarose2013
Elyria, OH66 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Spent some time at the museum after wanting to visit since it opened. What a unique and interesting collection! The curator did a fabulous job of speaking to the history of the collection. If you have an hour and are looking for something truly out of the ordinary, this is the place for you!
Written November 4, 2018
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Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM