During our stay in Cornwall, we took a drive to Boscastle and visited the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.
Set at the bottom of a valley it makes for a seriously good atmosphere; especially as it was a particularly misty day. We had driven through thick mist all the way down to the bottom of the valley where it became clear and the mist hanging above us.
Greeted by Pan we ventured into the museum, set up by Cecil Williamson, whose interest in witchcraft and magic began in childhood.
With his skills as a filmmaker, Cecil created a variety of interesting and theatrical displays and exhibited a growing collection of magical objects. The exhibitions were interesting, telling the history of witchcraft through the ages. It included the witch trials, dark magic and magical gatherings.
Later run by Graham King the museum became internationally famous. Not far from the museum on the way to Boscastle you can find the stone circle ‘The Maidens’ which we visited on the way there.
Of course there is more to Boscastle that the museum. There are several local businesses (in fact all the businesses are local except for Spar) selling a foray of clothes, handmade creations, leather goods, pottery, crystals and more.
I was pleasantly surprised by Boscastle for its little treasures, friendly folk and folklore. It was probably one of my favourite trips within our overall visit.
Have you visited Boscastle? I’d love to know what was your highlights, let me know in the comments!