The Witches House, Boscastle Harbour,
Boscastle, PL35 0HD
Tel: (01840) 250111
Web: www.museumofwitchcraftand magic.co.uk
Don't get frightened
One of Cornwall's most unusual attractions, the witchcraft museum was opened in Boscastle in 1960 by Cecil Williamson, of Paignton, Devon, who had originally established the Museum of Witchcraft in Castletown in the Isle of Man. He sold the museum in 1996 to Graham King. On the 16th August 2004, Graham was the first to raise the alarm as a devastating flood swept through the village. On 31st October 2013, Graham King gifted the museum and its contents to Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore. New managers, Judith and Peter Hewitt joined the existing members of the team, Hannah Fox and Joyce Froome, in 2014.
The museum, which attracts about 50,000 visitors a year, contains many of the Williamson's magical tools and equipment, along with his private collection of magical artefacts.
Only a short walk from the bridge in Boscastle.
Easter to October
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