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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.
Woodbury Salterton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Brilliant, very interesting, unusual and a few hours worth spending there! Not what I expected with many odd and weird exhibits

Visited December 2013
2 Thank Udo P
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Mytilene, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Awesome | fascinating | A great alternative”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time at this fascinating museum. This was the first time after the floods. This is all about witchcraft and I absolutely fascinating. Everything you wanted to know, relics, historic evidence, documents , haunting , practices and the other magical things to take in.
Price for entry a bit high at first but it's worth it.

Can't believe it has some negative reviews. It's great! There are not many museums like this at all. As a degree graduate of mythology and ancient worlds this was a great find.


Visited March 2013
1 Thank Bangin
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very witchy”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This museum is in the heart of Boscastle and it is a testament to the hard working proprietors who have repaired the village attreactions following the flood. This museum is stacked full of occult artifacts and history, Some of it is a bit gruesome and some a bit adult in nature, Quite dark and not just in a lighting sense, I tended to look at the visitors and guess whether they were interested visitors or possible exhibits. Well worth visiting to get a feel for the history of witchcraft in the area.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Tony A
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic time here, the kids really enjoyed it too. I must say we found it all very fascinating and interesting. The staff were very friendly here. Fabulous place. Will definitely be back

2 Thank Xlucy
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Out of this world! My favourite place in the universe.”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I am a regular visitor to this magical museum. The collection is amazing and the staff so very very friendly. This is part of our heritage and makes me proud tobe British. Thank you all for making such a place exist. You all work so very very hard.

Visited October 2013
4 Thank 777666austen
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