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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

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

Museum Information

Due to COVID-19 the museum is closed until further notice. Subject to UK Govt. guidelines, we plan to reopen on or around May 17th 2021. Please see @witchmuseum for updates.

A new online booking system will launch in May 2021.

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.

Due to COVID-19 the museum is closed until further notice. Subject to UK Govt. guidelines, we plan to reopen on or around May 17th 2021.  Please see @witchmuseum for updates.

Opening hours:

  • New opening hours to be announced.
  • New opening hours with Online Booking only.
  • Open from May to November 2021.
  • Hours to be announced and available on our online booking system.
  • Allocations will be released 72 hours prior to dates for entry.

Late night, candlelit openings

No candle light evenings are planned for 2021.

Prices for entry:

New pricing will be introduced for 2021.  We work hard to provide best value prices for entry. The MWM receives no public subsidy or public funds from UK or Local Govt.

In previous years, all our Concessions have been subsidised by the MWM herself!  We lost 100% of our door takings in 2020.

Because of Social Distancing, for 2021 our capacity will be 25% of normal volumes. We will reprice tickets for entry to reflect this.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

There will be no concessionary scheme at all in 2021, without exceptions.

  • £7 – Adults aged 18-59 years.
  • £5 – Children aged 6-17 years.
  • £0 – Children under 5.

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

Children visiting the Museum do so solely at the discretion of accompanying adults.

There are no cloakroom or buggy storage facilities at the Museum.

The quietest times to visit the Museum are in the mornings when we open and after 4pm.

Online booking slots last for one hour from entry. This is in order to treat all visitors to the museum fairly.

Wheelchair Disabled – Dedicated Slots and times.

PLEASE DO NOT arrive without booking a Wheelchair Slot, as we will not be able to provide you with a safe and pleasant experience, tailored to you.

A new booking system will be in place late April 2021.

Only Wheelchair Disabled visitors will enjoy free entry, and they will enjoy dedicated slots. All Carers will be charged at the prevailing rate for adults and children for entry to the Museum. There are no other concessions.

Please remember that MWM receives zero public subsidy. In 2021 we are operating at 25% capacity, and lost 100% of our income from entry in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

Because of COVID 19 and Social distancing, a mandatory one way system is in place – without which we cannot operate safely.

This now means that the previous system which allows the Wheelchair Disabled free entry to our ground floor gallery cannot be run at the same time as General Entry hours.

While we regret this reality, this is a temporary measure, relating to COVID 19.

PLEASE DO NOT arrive without booking a Wheelchair Slot, as we will not be able to provide you with a safe and pleasant experience, tailored to you.

Wheelchair Disabled visitors will enjoy free entry. All Carers will be charged at the prevailing rate for entry. Please remember that MWM receives zero public subsidy, for 2021 we are operating at 25% capacity, and lost 100% of our income last year. Thank you for your understanding.

Our full address is:

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

To contact the Museum:

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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