Friday, March 21, 2008

Foiled Again

One of our winter jobs has been to try and solve the problem of high humidity in some of the old wooden cabinets. The humidity monitors in some of these cabinets have often displayed a humidity figure several percent higher than ambient. This could be caused by the wood of the cabinet releasing moisture. After taking advice, we have lined one of the worst offenders with metal foil, replaced the silica gel, and we are now monitoring the results.
If this works and we can reliably control the humidity within all of the cabinets, we may be able to switch off some of the dehumidifiers a save a fortune in electricity and reduce our carbon footprint as well.

Bappy Easter

We would like to give a warm welcome to 'Bappy' the cast metal Baphomet which previously belonged to a lovely woman called Patsy (pictured here). Bappy was once used as a door stop in a second hand shop but was rescued by Patsy and they lived together in her Devon home for many years. Patsy is now thinking of moving and feels it's best not to take Bappy with her as others are sometimes shocked and worried by his devilish appearance. He has kindly been donated to the museum and we hope 'Bappy will be Happy' (chuckle) with us in his future life here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dragon Shoots

Anyone interested in pagan related books for small children will be delighted to hear there is a new series out called 'Dragon Shoots'. There are twelve books in the series based around the yearly festivals. Anyone interested should contact author Nell on or check the website .

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Devon & Cornwall Pagan Federation Conference Yesterday

A great day was had by all at the Devon & Cornwall Pagan Federation conference at Kilkhampton near Bude yesterday. There were some excellent speakers in attendance. Philip Carr-Gomm kicked off proceedings with a talk on druidry & oracles; Val Thomas spoke on the art of the kitchen witch; Julian Vayne did a fab job speaking on Aleister Crowley (filling in at the last minute for Dr Roland Rotheram who was sadly unable to attend - we wish him a speedy recovery); and the grande finale was a Parkinson-esque interview of the wonderful Maxine Sanders undertaken by the effervescent Cassandra Latham.
The amazing Wolf's Head & Vixen Border Morris side had a fab fun time energising the room with their unique brand of hot Morris action. (Apparently they were seen later in the evening entertaining the manager & customers of Morrisons in Bude in full regalia.)
The Museum & The Occult Art Company had a stall which was well supported. The highlight of the evening was Damh the Bard entertaining the crowd with his music - I believe there was much boogeying going on (if anyone has any incriminating photos please send them in). You can find Damh on Youtube.
We've had a special opening today for everyone who attended the PF do. It's great to get some energy into the place before we officially open on March 21st. It's freezing outside & we're battening down the hatches for what may be a very elemental night.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Opening 2008

Please excuse the lack of input on this blog recently. We have just returned from a fabulous trip to the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and are now gearing up for the reopening of the museum. We will open on Friday 21st March. Opeing hours are the same as usual: 1030 am till 6 pm Monday to Saturday and 1130 am till 6 pm Sundays.