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“Fascinating Visit”

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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fascinating Visit”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Great little museum with a lot to see. Very thought provoking and sets the record straight on the true nature of witchcraft. Good value for money and the kids loved it too. Would be good to have a proper little shop but this certainly is only a minor point.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a fiver. Lovely village anyway, and such well-researched, fascinating exhibits.

Highly recommended if you're interested in history!

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lived up the the expectations.”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and it did not disappoint. Situated in a valley heading towards the sea its hard not to remember the floods which devastated the area 10 years ago. There are water level markers inside the museum which show you height to which the water rose. Its hard to believe that more wasn't lost. Inside the museum offers a very informative insight into witchcraft past and present. There are many many artefacts on display, beautifully presented. The dark interior adds to the atmosphere, well worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Brilliant, well worth the visit.”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was really interesting and a great place to visit. We spent a few hours on our trip as there is so much to see. Only thing I was slightly disappointed in was the fact there wasn't much to buy. I would of liked to see a bigger shop.
It was cramped when it was busy but with a little patients it all worth while.
Will be back next year.

Visited August 2014
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chelmsford, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very interesting”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

very informative and lots of interesting exhibits. Can be a bit cramped if busy. easy to get to and fills in time if weather bad

Visited July 2014
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