100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

Location: Holmavik, Iceland

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Religion covers a 50-year period of Icelandic history in the 17th century, a large part of which is connected to the country's folklore involving magic and sorcery. From 1625 to 1685, 120 sorcerers were tried around the country, and the museum is a dedication to this period of Icelandic history. Museum admission includes a 30-minute audio tour and is said to be an educational experience of Icelandic culture, though it does little to separate facts from speculation, since there is little hard evidence of the history of the Icelandic sorcery era.

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