Archive Access and Registration

The MWM Collection and Library are freely searchable online. You do not need to register to search either the Collection, or Library.

Besides the Museum Library and Collection records, which are freely searchable online, The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic has a large archive containing original material and MSS on a variety of topics.  Prior registration to use the archive ( distance access only owing to COVID19) is required. The material includes the Pickingill Papers, Gerald Gardner letters and manuscripts, the Alex Sanders Archive, the Cecil Williamson Object Label Collection, the Cecil Williamson Notebooks and manuscripts, as well as numerous items written by and concerning a host of other magical practitioners.

We keep, preserve and make available this material to researchers in our physical archive at the Museum (viewed by appointment) and via our online archive.

If you wish to register for an account to view the MWM Archive online, you must first email the Museum on with a request for access. From 2021, there may be a charge for this process, in line with other specialist archives nationally and internationally.

After registration, please be patient as Museum staff will need to review and activate your account – this may take up to 14 working days.


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