Sunday, 16 September 2018

Exhibition left me Spellbound!

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This week I was lucky enough to visit a fantastic exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The exhibition called 'Spellbound' explores the history of magic over eight centuries. Included in the display are beautifully illustrated medieval spell books, a glass bottle which may still have a witch still trapped inside! Other artefact's include items found in peoples chimneys, to more macabre items such as a human heart in a lead case! There are illustrations from famous artists depicting witches, demons and spirits and items evoking love spells. The exhibition explores the history of Witchcraft and it's effect it still has on us today.
At the end of the exhibition there is a lovely gift shop selling witch related gifts and a 176 page exhibition catalogue. No photography is allowed in the exhibition but there are postcards you can purchase and again the souvenir book has photographs of the exhibits and contains lots of information, so worth purchasing. The rest of the Ashmolean Museum is also well worth a visit, photography is welcomed in most areas and there are plenty of staff to help with questions. There is also a cafe, toilets and disabled access.
The Spellbound exhibition runs from the 31st August 2018 to 6th January 2019 and in my view is a must for anyone interested in Witches, magic, and Witchcraft and for those wanting to understand more on the history of Witchcraft.
For more information and to book tickets please visit the Ashmolean website link.
Please note booking is highly recommended before visiting.

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A witch may be still trapped inside this bottle! 

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Another exhibit you will see at Spellbound exhibition, find out the story about this doll!

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 Another strange item to be found at the exhibition is this Witches ladder!

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One, of the many, amazing magical books on display.

Inside the exhibition © Ashmolean 

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Thank you to everyone at the Ashmolean Museum for your kind permission to use these images on my blog page.

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