Museum of Witchcraft and Magic talk


Colchester Castle

From £6.00

Suitable for Adults

Talks and Tours, After Hours

About this Event

5.30 – 6.30pm (doors open from 5pm)

Wicked Spirits? was made possible thanks to the support of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and the Museum of British Folklore. We are thrilled to welcome our collaborators from Boscastle in Cornwall, for a talk on their specialist subject!

Simon Costin, director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic will be talking along with Mellany Robinson, project manager of the Museum of British Folklore about the history of Britain’s only museum dedicated to Witchcraft and magical practise. Based in Boscastle, Cornwall, the museum houses over 4000 objects with a unique archive of over 8000 books, drawings and MS. Join them as they share stories of the many interesting characters who have been involved with the museum and how a one-time spy for MI6, occultist and film director, established one of the UK’s most popular independent museums.

The Castle will be open from 5 – 7pm, so you have time to explore Wicked Spirits?, browse the magical merchandise on sale in the shop and even grab a drink.

This event is suitable for ages 12+. Please note it will explore real historical events, including death and torture, which some people may find upsetting. 

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities Colchester Castle has, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at the Castle | Colchester Museums


Tickets cost £6 per person.

How to Book

Click here to book online

Alternatively, call the team at Colchester Castle on 01206 282939. Our line is open from 10am – 4.30pm.

Thinking of joining 5 or more of our ‘Wicked Spirits?’ talks or activities? As a little thank you to our returning visitors, we are offering a Colchester Castle exclusive ‘Wicked Spirits?’ goody bag, containing little gifts and exclusive offers. Just ask our team at the Castle Welcome desk for a loyalty card and start collecting stamps!

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