Objects of Witchcraft & Magic Workshop with Peter Hewitt

A an illustrated talk and object-handling session in the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic Library on:

11am-3pm Saturday 22nd September 

Why did Eggy Baldhead Roberts drink from a human skull cup in pubs up and down the country?  What were two (naked) witches up to in a Suffolk field armed only with a plough-share, a bull’s penis and a twist of hair?  Why were bottles filled with snails and beetles?  How were ‘witch balls’ used in divination?

Displaying objects from the Museum collections and drawing upon all-new archival research, this workshop will explore all this and much more!  Items from the collection will be discussed and contextualised with new research into their histories, giving you a chance to meet the colourful characters and hear the extraordinary stories that lie behind some of our most intriguing objects. Witch bottles, the ‘Tintagel or Merlin’s Crystal’, witch balls, spirit conjurations and protection magic – you will get the chance to handle some of the items and gain an insight into how this remarkable collection is interpreted and researched.

A rare chance to look at some of the Museum’s collection in detail, hear the latest research from Dr Hewitt and get up close to some of the objects discussed.  

Booking is highly recommended as places are limited.  Workshop costs £20 per person and includes entry to Museum.  Lunch not provided, but teas and coffees provided.  

To book your place email Judith museumwitchcraft@aol.com