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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

Simon Costin, Joyce Froome, Hannah Fox and Gypsy Evansleaver

Museum Information

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 3rd 2019
  • 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 7pm and 10pm (last entry 9.30pm), pay your normal admission price and explore the Museum at your own pace.

The dates for candlelit evenings for 2019 are:

Saturday 20th April

Saturday 8th June

Saturday 18th July

Saturday 10th August

Saturday 14th September

Saturday 26th October (day of Dark Gathering event)

Prices for entry:

  • £5 – Adults (aged 16-59 years)
  • £4 – Children (aged 6-17 years)
  • £4 – Concessions (includes adults aged 60 + students with a student card, and carers with a recognised scheme card which must be presented)
  • 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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