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Wassail cup and apple tree

  On January 6th, the Museum (with a lot of help from its friends) celebrates Old Christmas.  Last year, we also had a wassail.  Alex Langstone helped to organise the …

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Conservation of Objects

Over winter, some much needed conservation took place on our collection of preserved hearts, eyes, testicles etc. (all animal!) in jars. Here are some before and after shots to show …

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Eagle stones?

We received an email recently from Alan Crooks who is researching the Elizabethan astrological physician, Dr Simon Forman.  This is some of what they said: In Simon Forman’s Diary (1564-1602) …

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Candles and messages in the Shrine

Visitors to the Museum will be aware that we have a beautiful Shrine near the entrance/exit.  It is a slate cliff with a naturally occurring pool of water underneath it.  …

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Documentary filmed in the Museum

It was lovely to see Alan and Sue from the Cornwall School of Mystery and Magick at the Museum on Monday.  A documentary film maker was exploring their beliefs and …

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Talk by Peter Hewitt on witch bottles

Peter and Judith (and baby Agnes) were in Salisbury this weekend.  Peter Hewitt (Collections Researcher) presented a paper at “Hidden Charms 2” a conference focusing on ritual marks and deposits …

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Help us with hagstones

If you would like to help the Museum out, bring us some hagstones when you visit us!  We are always happy to receive them ideally with holes large enough to …

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New window display for Beltane

The sun was shining outside the Museum yesterday and we changed our seasonal window display.  As the Wheel of the Year turns, the Museum marks its change by changing the …

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Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th Folklore, magic and myth The idea of Friday the 13th being unlucky has been made famous by horror films but the fear itself is much older. Some …

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Book Launch of the Silent Listener

On Saturday, the Museum hosted a book launch with our friends Troy Books.  As you may know, we have a large collection of artefacts which we call the Richel-Eldermans Collection.  …

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Museum objects on loan at exhibition

Many thanks to  for sharing these photographs of the exhibition ‘Hummadruz’.  The exhibition runs until 2nd June at Newlyn Art Gallery and features several Museum objects juxtaposed to artistic representations …

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A first for MWM

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

In 2013 when Simon became the new custodian of the museum, he initiated a series of meetings with major institutions to alert them of the museums unique collection. One such …

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Imbolc window display

A couple of weeks ago, Steve and Gypsy changed the window display to celebrate the Spring (which is on its way) and Imbolc specifically.  Here is a bit of information …

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The Museum is closed!

Don’t believe Tripadvisor, google or anyone else!  Believe us, we are closed (and we always are at this time of year!)  We do our best to update all the different …

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