Speak to anyone who’s enjoyed a holiday in Boscastle and they’re bound to know of the Museum of Witchcraft. It seems nobody visits the area without their curiosity getting the better of them, and judging by the reviews on TripAdvisor they’re always glad it did. This quirky museum is one of the world’s leading dedicated to witchcraft, and it’s just the sort of peculiar attraction you’ll be hoping to stumble upon during your stay in the West Country.
Home to the largest collection of witch-inspired artefacts and memorabilia, the museum has been open for more than 50 years. It’s a great attraction to spend some time in after visiting nearby Tintagel Castle, as you’ll be in the mood to learn all about witchcraft after seeing the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur. The friendly staff are so enthusiastic that they’ll have you hooked as soon as you arrive, and you’ll have an unforgettable visit.
The museum delves into the meaning of witchery and its presence throughout England over the years. Luckily, most of the artefacts survived the severe flood of 2004, but you can still see the waterline inside the entrance. There are hundreds of artefacts to browse, brining to life the weird and wonderful practices of witches over hundreds of years.
Learn how they looked into the future, who they cursed and why they had familiars – all through the very objects that were used for their dark spells and rituals. Speaking of dark, please bear in mind that some of the displays may be upsetting for small children or those with a nervous disposition.
Phone: 01840 250111