Thursday, October 31, 2013

Other reports?

A comment was made about 'other reports' saying the museum is moving to Sussex or Dorset . Let us be clear that the museum is staying in Boscastle for at least 5 years. That is official!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Graham would like to announce that as of the 31st Oct 2013, he will retire as Director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Simon Costin has been appointed as the new Director.

The management of the museum will now come under the umbrella of the Museum of British Folklore. The entire contents of the museum and library has been donated to the MoBF to ensure its survival as a single collection and it will remain in its current location and will continue to run as an autonomous
entity. Simon has obtained charitable status for his museum and so this will be extended to encompass the Museum of Witchcraft. There are many benefits to be gained from this, from Gift Aid to tax relief.

Graham will be fully involved with the transition period and the appointment of the new manager. Simon very much looks forward to the continued support of the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and a special newsletter will be issued shortly with more details.

We hope that you will be as excited as we are about this development. As you can imagine it is very busy at the moment so if you have any queries it would be best to email. Graham will also be presenting further information at the Friends AGM in November. 

"I am so pleased to have found a body of people that have the skills and passion
to take the museum on into the future. I am sure that it will continue to
thrive. I am also sure that its collections will continue to be preserved to
educate and inform future generations."
Graham King

"I am hugely honoured to have been asked by Graham to take the reins of the
museum and greatly look forward to working on its growth and future over the
coming years. The museum holds one of the most unique collections of witchcraft
related material in the world and to be able to play a part in its ongoing
development is hugely exciting. I will do my utmost to ensure that my passion
and understanding of the museum's collection will hold me in good stead for the
next phase of its life'.
Simon Costin

kind regards on behalf of the Trustees of the Friends of The Museum of Witchcraft

Kerriann Godwin