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 sometimes available (by prior arrangement). 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.

The Museum Team

The Museum Team

Hannah Fox, Fergus Moffat, Gypsy Evansleaver, Simon Costin and Joyce Froome

Museum Information

Due to COVID-19 the museum is closed until further notice. Please see @witchmuseum for updates.

Dogs policy

Official assistance dogs only. Proof of scheme may be required. No other dogs -or other varieties of domestic animals- are admitted to the public areas of the museum under any circumstances.

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.

Opening hours:

  • Open daily from April 1st until November 1st 2021.
  • Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5pm (museum shuts at 6.00pm)
  • Sunday from 11.30 – 5pm (museum shuts at 6.00pm)

Late night, candlelit openings

No candle light evenings are planned for 2020.

Prices for entry:

  • £5 – Adults (aged 16-59 years)
  • £4 – Children (aged 6-17 years)
  • £4 – Concessions ( ALL concessions require proof of scheme, eg ISIC, Carer’s Card, CEA Card. NO exceptions will be made).
  • Free – Children 5 and under
  • £16 – Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
  • £20 – Large Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Official assistance dogs only. Proof of scheme may be required. 

Children visiting the Museum do so solely at the discretion of accompanying adults. 2019’s exhibition contains images of an adult nature.

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.

Large parties and groups may be split by the box office and will be allocated a time by which they are requested to have made their way fully through the museums galleries. This is in order to treat all visitors to the museum fairly.

Our full address is:

  • The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
  • The Harbour
  • Boscastle
  • Cornwall
  • PL35 0HD

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Museum Accessibility

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.


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