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“Excellent museum.”

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Boscastle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lots to see, and fascinating glimpse into the history of the subject. Interesting exhibits and wonderful location. Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank do_the_fandango
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

my fiancee and i visited in septemeber was a good attraction very intresting and useful a lot of useful facts good prices and set in a lovley village

Thank garethhayes
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very interesting and some great collections of items from around the world. I'm not really a believer in witches but the museum gave me an insight into rituals and customs and after my visit I could understand why people carried out these rituals.

Thank Christopher H
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Weird & wonderful, full of informative information & fascinating facts. Staff very friendly. Really enjoyed the visit & displays. Thanks.

Thank walkermanic
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

An absolute must see for anyone of any age. This museum caters for all. Full of extremely fascinating and interesting artifacts. Beautiful to look at and walk around and extremely welcoming and inviting. Ran by the most friendly people who are clearly passionate about the museum, contents and subject matter, Whether you are a Wiccan yourself or purely just curious go and see what I consider to be the most nostalgic, educational and interesting witchcraft museum around!

Thank SmackHer-Lazarou
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