The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (MWM) explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. We aim to represent the diversity and vigour of magical practice respectfully, accurately and impartially through unique, entertaining and educational exhibitions, drawing upon cutting-edge scholarship along with the insights of magical practitioners.
Where to find us
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located by The Harbour in Boscastle, Cornwall. Boscastle is on the North Coast of Cornwall between Tintagel and Bude.
Group and Educational Visits
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic welcomes group visits. Guided tours are available (by prior arrangement) at no extra cost. Please contact the Museum to discuss group rates and to organise your visit. We also offer bespoke educational visits and are pleased to welcome groups from schools, colleges and universities. Recent visits include: an object handling session on cunning folk, a Year 8 English literature visit on Macbeth and a Year 10 Philosophy and Ethics visit which considered religion in the media. Please contact Judith Hewitt at the Museum to discuss your visit.
The Museum Team
From left to right: Joyce Froome, Hannah Fox, Simon Costin, Judith Hewitt, Peter Hewitt. Taken in May 2015 outside the Museum.
Contact and Visitor Information
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located by The Harbour in Boscastle, Cornwall. Boscastle is on the North Coast of Cornwall between Tintagel and Bude (Multimap link). On average, visits last between half an hour and an hour.
- Open daily from April 1st until October 31st 2018
- Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 6pm (last entry 5.00pm)
- Sunday from 11.30 – 6pm (last entry 5.00pm)
Late night, candlelit openings
Every so often, the Museum opens late with certain areas lit by candles. There is no need to book, just turn up between 8pm and 11pm (last entry 10.30pm), pay your normal admission price and explore the Museum at your own pace.
The dates for candlelit evenings this year are:
Saturday 26th May
Saturday 16th June*
Saturday 28th July*
Saturday 18th August*
Saturday 1st September*
Saturday 27th October (day of All Hallow’s Eve event)
*=with Ghost Stories as an added optional extra, for more details see http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/event/candlelit-evenings-2018-some-with-ghost-stories/
Prices for entry:
- £5 – Adults (aged 16-59 years)
- £4 – Children (aged 6-15 years)
- £4 – Concessions (includes adults aged 60 plus and students with a student card)
- Free – Children 5 and under
- £16 – Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
- £20 – Large Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 or more children)
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Children visiting the Museum do so at the discretion of accompanying adults.
The quietest times to visit the Museum are in the mornings when we open and after 4pm. If you find the Museum to be too busy when you visit, you are very welcome to return later in the day without paying again for admission.
Our full address is:
- The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
- The Harbour
- PL35 0HD
To contact the Museum:
- Telephone: 01840 250111 (within UK)
- Telephone: +44 1840 250111 (international)
- Email: museumwitchcraft@AOL.com
The Museum is a 5 minute, flat walk from the village car park. Public toilets are located in the National Trust Visitor’s Centre next door and in the main village car park.
Access for wheelchair users has been improved but the museum is an old building on two levels so a stair lift has been fitted (not a chair lift). Those who cannot access the upper floor may view the lower galleries free of charge.
A large print guide is available.
Foreign language guides are available in numerous languages.