Guided walks around Boscastle with folklorist and author Steve Patterson

In the summer, there will be weekly walks starting at the Museum.  This will be a great chance to explore Boscastle in an unusual and inspiring manner and to see the Museum in the context of the surrounding landscape and its folklore.  Tickets are £7 per person, £6 concessions (ticket price a visit to the Museum at any time during the week of the walk).  Walks will start outside the Museum on Wednesdays from July to September at 2pm.  Sensible shoes and a bottle of water recommended.  No need to pre-book.    

There will be two different walks, the walks will be on alternate Wednesdays.

Walk 1 “The trail of the sea witches”

A 2 mile walk (lasting around an hour and a half) exploring Boscastle Harbour, the cliffs, the White Tower, Forrabury and the Stitches.

This walk will take place at 2pm on the following dates: July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, August 30th, September 13th, September 27th.


Walk 2 “The trail of the saints and witches of wood and water”

A 3 mile walk (lasting around two and a half hours) exploring the Valency Valley, Minsters Woods and Churchyard and the memorial for Joan Wytte, the Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin.

This walk will take place at 2pm on the following dates: July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd, September 6th, September 20th.


Candlelit evenings this year

We are delighted to announce the dates for 2017’s candlelit evenings.  The Museum will be open late (8pm-11pm, last entry 10.30pm)  and by candlelight on the following dates:

Saturday April 15th

Saturday 3rd June

Saturday 22nd July

Saturday 5th August

Saturday 26th August

Saturday 28th October

The Museum is always a magical place and it is even more special at night. There is no need to book, just turn up between 8pm-11pm (last entry 10.30pm) pay your normal admission price and explore the Museum at your own pace and take in the beautiful, candlelit atmosphere.

Here are some photos taken by Carol Keith and Paul Ferbrache (Friends of the Museum) which give you an idea of what a candlelit evening is like:





Museum appears in article on “Cornwall Legend and Lore”

A few months ago, a Cornish magazine “Cornwall Living” approached the Museum about a forthcoming article on Cornwall’s ancient past.  It has now been published with the title “Legend and Lore: we delve into Cornwall’s ancient past with a sightseeing tour of some of its most iconic and interesting monuments.”  This includes Tintagel (with a look at the new Arthur statue and the Merlin cave carving), Chysauster Ancient village, Carn Euny, Rocky Valley, the Merry Maidens and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic!  

The article includes a detailed interview with Peter Hewitt, Museum manager and a great photo of The Horned God display (taken by Paul Ferbrache, Friend of the Museum).

Keep your eyes open for a copy if you visit Cornwall as thousands of copies of this magazine are distributed and they are free.  Thanks Cornwall Living for highlighting the wonders of ancient Cornwall and for featuring the Museum so prominently.

You can also read the article online (turn over to page 12-13)


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