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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Harbour, Boscastle, PL35 0HD, United Kingdom | 01840250111 | Website

Venue 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 1960 and is one of Cornwall's most popular museums rated highly on Trip Advisor. 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 over 7000 books and an archive of documents which can be viewed online or visited by appointment.


The majority of the Museum is on the ground floor and accessible to all disabled visitors. Unfortunately, we do not have room for a lift but we do have a stair lift. Our objects are located at different levels so that wheelchair users have objects in their line of sight. We also have a large print guide available for partially sighted visitors. There is no charge for those with disabilities and we offer a "buy one get one free" offer to people who visit with their carers. We have chairs in our upstairs gallery for people to rest on half way through their tour of the Museum.

Awards List

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence annual winner since 2012. Runner up Best Museum in Cornwall 2015.


Accessible toilets are available next door to the Museum in the National Trust Visitor's Centre (one minute away).


All staff have received emergency first aid at work training.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Dogs are welcome inside the Museum.

Other assistance dog facilities

Water usually available, dog biscuits available from the National Trust Visitor's Centre Cafe next door (which is also dog friendly).

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Online Booking

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