MWM – The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

With the new road map for the UK announced last week venues around the country could start planning their re-opening dates. The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (MWM) is no different with an announcement on their website that on the 17th of May they will re-open their doors.

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).

The museum prides itself on exploring British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day.

They 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.

The Museum of Witchcraft was the creation of Cecil Williamson, whose interest in witchcraft and magic began in childhood. Cecil initially founded a Museum of Witchcraft in Stratford-upon-Avon but after local opposition, moved to the Isle of Man and in 1951 opened The Folklore Centre of Superstition and Witchcraft. Gerald Gardner, the founder of modern Wicca, was featured as the ‘resident witch.’ As time went on, the two men’s interests became increasingly divergent and Cecil returned to the mainland to set up a succession of witchcraft museums.

Eventually, Cecil settled in the Cornish village of Boscastle and opened the Museum of Witchcraft in 1960.

Eventually, Cecil settled in the Cornish village of Boscastle and opened the Museum of Witchcraft in 1960.

So when we all start booking our summer breaks, possibly to stay here in the UK why not go and visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and discover the history of magical practice in Britain from ancient times to the present day.

For more information please visit their site

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Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Married to Antony, Mum to our children. Full time working in media for over 20 years, part time writer and assistant to Antony, which I guess makes me a magicians assistant :-)

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