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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Fascinating if its your thing

I first visited this place when I was 9 years old and have been longing to return since. I remember... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
geminiadams
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Los Angeles, California
Very interesting but too clutered

Located roughly a ten minute walk from the council car park the museum is situated next to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jessica d
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Hemel Hempstead, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stair lift” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
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+44 1840 250111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited this place when I was 9 years old and have been longing to return since. I remember being horrified by the double headed pigs pickled in jars, and fascinated by all the lurid looking voodoo dolls. Coming as an adult who works...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located roughly a ten minute walk from the council car park the museum is situated next to the National Trust Cafe. The museum has a reasonably priced entrance fee of £5 for adults but as the start of the of the museum is narrow and...More

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MuseumofWitchcraft, Manager at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank-you for visiting the Museum and for taking the time to write a review. We are aware that the first section can become busy but we usually find that as people progress through the Museum they spread out, we hope this was the case when...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this place, if you are in boscastle you should most definitely go and take a look! Some weird and wonderful things in there which has ignited an interest in the history of witchcraft!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like to see the voodoo doll and stuff like that it is good to spend 5 £ otherwise enjoy the stream of water and weather outside.More

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MuseumofWitchcraft, Manager at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for visiting the Museum and for taking the time to write a review. We are the world's oldest and largest collection relating to witchcraft, magic and the occult in the world with nearly 4000 objects. Our objects regularly feature on television documentaries, in books...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been very anxious to visit the Museum, since it is, probably, the best museum about Witchcraft. It was founded by Cecil Williamson, a traditional and eclectic witch. He gathered many magical items. You can find object used in Tradition (South) West English Witchcraft, Wicca...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, what a find! Pure English eccentricity, lovely informative and friendly staff. A wealth of information on all subjects, so much to see in such a beautiful location. We will be back, promise.

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Wyld W, Owner at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Martin, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and do please come back for a return visit! Many thanks for the 5 stars MWM

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love places like this! It was fascinating to read about the history of witches and see the pictures and exhibits. I would recommend giving this place a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fact you can take the dog round is brill, and it isn’t bad value for money at £5 an adult. It is a very eclectic mix of things and it is hard to see everything- some of the writing in the exhibits is actually...More

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MuseumofWitchcraft, Manager at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for visiting the Museum and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you found the Museum to be reasonable value and we hope you (and your dog) enjoyed your visit. We have a lot of objects (nearly 4000) in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my trip to this lovely, informative, magical(!) museum. The informative plaques were particularly interesting (although at times difficult to get to due to the small size of the rooms and the number of people there when we attended) and I loved seeing the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the quirky little museum with impressive collection was one of highlights of our holidays to Cornwall this year. The museum it self was only the reason to come to Boscastle (now I know that the village is also interesting to come and stay). Plenty...More

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sliminpoole
25 May 2018|
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Response from BellaPrincess14 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of information to read but equally as much to see! A lot of the objects on display you wouldn't have to read about - but it is interesting!
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Gerald P
31 March 2018|
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Response from MuseumofWitchcraft | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leads are welcome inside the Museum though there may be restrictions due to health and safety at the busiest times (by this we mean the month of August and only then if there are a lot of people and dogs in the... More
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Debby B
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Response from Lisa-Lou B | Reviewed this property |
No toilet the museum, but public pay toilets in the main Boscastle car park and you can use the National Trust cafe toilets for free
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