The Institute building is located in Chelsea near the Thames Embankment. It is a small building, old, and pillared, with at least three floors and the archives in the basement. It has a café or canteen. The Institute is connected to the tunnels that were formerly below Millbank Prison.
The Institute possesses a library of books on the supernatural, which is well organised.
The Institute also possesses a department called Artefact Storage, which houses the various strange and dangerous items collected from statement givers and other circumstances. Sasha originally worked in Artefact Storage, but she found the work unpleasant and terrifying and transferred after only three months.
The Archives is a collection of statements on the supernatural taken (and researched when possible) at the Institute. It is, at present, horrendously disorganised due to the (in)action of Gertrude Robinson, the previous Head Archivist. At present, Jonathan Sims is the Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute. The Archives appear to be located in the basement of the Magnus Institute building.
“Audio. Vigilo. Opperior." is the motto on the crest of the Magnus Institute, which roughly translates to "I listen. I watch. I wait."
Like many other academic organization, the Institute has several departments. Those currently employed to the Institute are as listed.
- Jonah Magnus - Founder of the Institute
- James Wright - Head of Institute from 1973 – 1996
- Elias Bouchard - Head of the Institute since 1996
- Peter Lukas - Interim Head of Institute
During Canon Timeline: Edit
- Jonathan Sims - Head Archivist
- Melanie King - Archival Assistant
- Martin Blackwood - Archival Assistant
- Timothy Stoker - Archival Assistant
- Sasha James - Archival Assistant
- Basira Hussain - Archival Assistant
- Daisy Tonner - Archival Assistant; previously security and protection (reporting directly to Elias)
- Gertrude Robinson - Former Head Archivist
- Michael Shelley - Former Archival Assistant
- Eric Delano - Former Archival Assistant
- 3rd assistant of Gertrude's
- Rosie - Administrator
- Sonja - Artefact Storage
- Diana - Library, "runs the place"
- Hannah - Library
- Tom - Library
- Sarah Carpenter - Former Researcher
- Fiona Law - Former Research Assistant
- ↑ MAG 17: The Boneturner's Tale
- ↑ MAG 33: Boatswain's Call
- ↑ MAG 26: A Distortion
- ↑ MAG 11: Dreamer
- ↑ MAG 123: Web Development
- ↑ MAG 106: A Matter Of Perspective
- ↑ MAG 53: Crusader
- ↑ MAG 39: Infestation
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 MAG 49: The Butchers Window
- ↑ MAG 120: Eye Contact
- ↑ MAG 84: Possessive
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 MAG 92: Nothing Beside Remains
- ↑ MAG 136: The Puppeteer
- ↑ MAG 85: Upon the Stair
- ↑ MAG 80: The Librarian
- ↑ MAG 88: Dig
- ↑ MAG 63: The End of the Tunnel
- ↑ MAG 102: Nesting Instinct
- ↑ MAG 104: Sneak Preview
- ↑ MAG 27: A Sturdy Lock
- ↑ MAG 29: Cheating Death