Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum

There’s something about witches that makes them really compatible with museums. It’s rather uncanny when you stop and think about it. Quite a few museums have some kind of witchy artefact, like the Pitt Rivers’ infamous witch bottle, but beyond the doors of the hallowed halls the association still remains – museums play key roles…

Museums and the Movies: Hocus Pocus

After looking at the museum in Disney classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks I thought I’d continue this little theme and look at a museum that is at the heart of another well-loved film. So, I’ve decided to investigate the role of the museum in what the internet regards as one of the best films ever: Hocus Pocus….

The Curious Case of Shrunken Head

The Pitt Rivers Museum is a very curious place, a very curious place indeed. In fact it is so curious you may not have realised you have entered it. Why? Because it shares a building with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History with whom it won an award for family-friendliness. The only thing separating the two…