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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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On my trip to boscastle I found this very different place to visit. Having never seen anywhere like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Faversham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great little museum

Found this by an off chance visiting the area. Not expensive to get in. I think for two adults and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southampton, 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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit on an afternoon. The area of Boscastle was a lovely place. We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. The lady on the entrance was friendly and engaging. So much to see and take in. Lots of unusual...More

Thank L E H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic on my honeymoon 25 years ago and have visited often since then. I love the place and have taken my children there many times over the years as well as visiting on my own. Full of information...More

Thank DebWhy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum on one of its late night openings and wasn't disappointed. We took our 9 year old daughter who found it fascinating. A fantastic little place with interesting artefacts and information. Reasonable admission prices too.

Thank emzo2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I've enjoyed previous visits to the Museum, I decided to take two teenage grand-daughters along to visit. They found it fascinating & both agreed they'd like to go again. Reasonably priced, it's a very interesting way to spend an hour or two. Would recommend.

Thank 170lyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great visit to the Museum of Witchcraft. I'd never heard of it but my partner had wanted to visit the museum for ages so as we were in Cornwall we thought we'd drop by. A great experience. Although it looks small from the outside...More

1  Thank Vince H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

some very weird stuff , staff very attentive answered questions ,not suitable for those who think witch craft is made up has they will not get it

Thank Sara E
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Lots of interesting items and facts to be found in here. Some of the items are a little creepy. Ouija boards and cat remains. The Witch scales are a favourite with my daughter she also loves the fortune machine. Worth a visit. I have been...More

Thank Kate H
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Can you take photos?
October 1, 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
July 13, 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?
March 25, 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!!