Thursday, July 31, 2008

Donation of Artwork

Yesterday afternoon, we had a wonderful visit from artist Will Worthington who donated an original painting of Cernunnos and some prints of his paintings which were used for Phillip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm's Animal Oracle. This Cernunnos was originally painted for the Druid Oracle but a different image was finally used in the actual deck. I believe there is a new Plant Oracle coming out soon. The painting will be placed in the Horned God section as soon as it is catalogued & Graham has been keen to get a tarot display happening for some time - maybe this will spur him on.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Horsham Exhibition Video

I mentioned in a previous entry that there is an exhibition of witchcraft currently showing at The Horsham Museum organised by Jason Semmens. To have a look at a short video about the exhibition please click on the link County Times . As an extra treat you get a couple of flashes of Lionel Blair!! (who has nothing to do with the exhibition by the way). The Museum of Witchcraft has loaned a few items to Horsham for this show.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Museum Goes Fashionista

Well it was only a matter of time before the museum became an inspiration for the fashion crowd - who could forget Graham's array of desirable checked shirts & ill fitting Clarkson-esque jean collection after all. It seems Luella Bartley has been inspired & has based her Urban Outfitters collection on the inspiration she had during a visit to the museum - see the links and
Great to see the museum hitting the fashion pages at last.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yew Tree Magic

Last year some of you may remember we had the shop next door to the museum to sell local art, music & fair trade goods. Local artist Belinda & her musician husband Martin had items in the shop so I just wanted to alert you to their new website Yew Tree Magic. The site has audio snippets of Martin's peaceful, meditative music and an on-line gallery of Belinda's paintings, both inspired by the magical landscape of North Cornwall, plus a further gallery showing some of the Cornish places that they have found particularly inspiring.
There are also plenty of links to further information about mysterious aspects of Cornwall, including of course one to the museum. The site is .

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Addition to Museum Transport

Graham has recently acquired a new Enfield motorbike which has been custom labeled with a Museum of Witchcraft tag. It sits proudly outside the museum &, as he's now trying to be as green as possible, he is using it for short journeys around the local area. It has been attracting much attention from bike enthusiasts & adds that little extra something to the museum forecourt.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Whatever Happened to John & Francilla?

Many of our visitors enjoyed a lovely coffee & bit of home made cake at the Spinning Wheel cafe when John & Francilla owned it a couple of years ago. (You may remember them dangling from a rope underneath a helicopter during the flood in 2004) We have been asked on numerous occasions what has happened to them so I thought I'd let you know here. They are still in the village & Francilla has just taken over a lingerie store in Launceston called Sofia's Lingerie. They have moved to the Pillar House in Old Road & have recently converted the top part into a self catering holiday home. If anyone is coming to Boscastle & is interested in renting The Pillar House I'll attach some pics & details about the property:

Pillar House is a Grade II Listed, Georgian house set in the quiet, village street above the picturesque harbour of Boscastle. It is stylish, light and airy and combines period features with modern facilities. It has a roof terrace with views of the wooded Jordan Valley. The house is cosy enough for two people but spacious enough for five.

The accommodation consists of a well-fitted, modern kitchen, a comfortable lounge and a roof terrace on the lower floor and three bedrooms (2 double; 1 single), all with iron bedsteads, and a bathroom, with a bath and modern shower, upstairs. Non-smoking. No pets.

For further details, including availability, prices and discounts, email:

Friday, July 04, 2008

Website Back on Track

Huge apologies to all as our website has been down for the last few days while we move it to a new host. We did not envisage it would take so long & I was unable to access the blog to give more info. The new host means we will be able to make some improvements to the site so watch this space for a new look web page in the near future. Graham and I will be designing a more user friendly & hopefully, a more attractive front page for your viewing pleasure.