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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
+44 1840 250111
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Quirky museum friendly staff.

while in the area stopped off for a look around, some interesting exhibits and very friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
susan B
Rutland, United Kingdom
Worth the visit!!

Such an amazing place to go. I learnt alot about witchcraft history and how people behaved back in... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Chantelle S
via mobile
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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%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

while in the area stopped off for a look around, some interesting exhibits and very friendly staff that welcomed me and my dog.

Thank susan B
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing place to go. I learnt alot about witchcraft history and how people behaved back in time. We spent a good few hours there and the staff are so lovely. So polite and cheerful. Definatly going back.

Thank Chantelle S
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Being born on Halloween I have had an interest in witches for many years. I have visited Boscastle many times, but always passed the museum. This time we decided to check it out. It it a very reasonable entrance fee and once you enter the...More

Thank coll62een
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Was walking by on the side of the river when we spotted this place. We decided to have a look as not too expensive. Packed with information and exhibits, it was a very intriguing place to spend some time in and learn about the history...More

Reviewed 14 October 2015

This place has to be seen to be believed, when i first heard about it i was sceptical, But once i was there is was eye opening and spectacular. It is a small place but with so many exhibits its insane we were there for...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

The Witchcraft museum is definitely worth a visit and for the money not bad at all. Would definitely recommend to those that have any interest in witchcraft or the history of it. Unfortunately it just didn't really appeal to myself and my partner. Very small...More

Thank Leesa M
Reviewed 12 October 2015

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Thank Kyle E
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Well worth a visit. Lots of artefacts to view and lots of information to read. An interesting visit.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Great place loads of exhibits well worth the entrance fee tells you everything but would of liked to seen some black magic stuff as that's part of the witchcraft scenario

Thank Finscouser
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Been here before will come again.Such an interesting collection.Particularly the super rare mandrake root display.Very good value for money.A lot of care and attention has gone into it.

Thank Natalie C
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Debby B
17 July 2017|
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Response from Sara E | Reviewed this property |
not in the museam but nearby , in the cafe they will let u use
1 October 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.
13 July 2016|
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Response from EmilyAlan | Reviewed this property |
It's £5 per adult