The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a small museum located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall. Having been one of those teenage girls who had a brief interest in the occult, I decided I would like to pay the museum a visit.
Although the museum is a serious look at witchcraft and magical practices, they have a good sense of humour. I had left my broomstick at home unfortunately so couldn’t take advantage of this handy parking bay!
I also really liked the wishing well outside the museum. It is a nice touch that all money raised from the wishing well goes to the Cornwall Air Ambulance “to keep helicopters and broomsticks flying over Cornwall”.
Although the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is small, there is plenty to look at, and quite a variety too. As an animal lover I was especially interested in the relationship between witches and animals. Although this Fart Bottle amused me alot!
Having dabbled in a bit of tarot reading during the various covid lockdowns, I was interested to see the tarot cards on display here. If I’m honest, I was hoping for a little more. However, I had to remind myself that this was a witchcraft museum and not a tarot museum!
We had booked a timed slot for our visit and it worked nicely as visitor numbers were staggered, allowing everyone time to view the artefacts. All in all we were in the museum for just under an hour.
Getting to the witchcraft museum
There is no parking at the museum. It is advised to use the main car park in Boscastle (aptly named The Cobweb car park).
It is also advised to pre-book tickets. The museum is small and can get booked up during peak season. So book online to avoid disappointment.
While there isn’t a ton of things to see and do in Boscastle, it is worth a stop especially if the weather is good. Take a stroll along the river to the harbour. Or stop by one of the pubs or cafes for some lunch.
We teamed our visit to Boscastle with a trip to Tintagel, home of Tintagel Castle, which is only a 10 minute drive away.
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