After unleashing I ❤️ Small Museums on the world, I realized that there is one more small museum that I just have to show you.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic – Boscastle, England
We hired a car in Bristol intending to spend a month meandering down the north coast of Devon and Cornwall to Lands End, then winding our way up the south coast as far as time would allow. In the end, we made it as far as Exeter.
To say that anything was the best about Cornwall, would be folly. It would be like saying, “I found the best grain of sand on the beach.” But I will say that the best museum we saw was in one of our favorite villages.
Boscastle has odd geography. There is a lower village at sea level and an upper village high on the towering cliffs. We stayed above, the museum is below next to the small harbor.
The museum was not quite what I expected. What did I expect? The dark side of witchcraft, I suppose. Not to say that there wasn’t some creepy stuff, but there was also a lot of information about the persecution of people, women mostly, who probably could have better been described as “healers”.
And that’s just a small sample of this encyclopedic museum. A person with sufficient interest could spend a long, long time reading all the information in the many displays.
Just to show that Boscastle isn’t all witches and torture, I leave you with a happier memory.