WhatMuseums & Galleries
8 years +
96 Euston Road, London
20 Oct 2017–28 Feb 2018
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone comes a new exhibition at The British Library in partnership with Bloomsbury. Harry Potter: A History of Magic will be open from 20 October 2017 – 28 February 2018 with a fascinating display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects, and combine centuries-old British Library treasures with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.
The structure of the exhibition has been inspired by the subjects that Harry and his friends study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Potions and Herbology, to Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures, and will explore the rich magic traditions that they draw on.
Today we also reveal an exclusive sneak preview of a selection of British Library medieval manuscripts and early printed books that will feature in the Care of Magical Creatures section of the exhibition, depicting magical creatures which inspired characters that all fans of the books will recognise, such as Fawkes the Phoenix or Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback.
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 3 April 2017 at www.bl.uk/harry-potter.
20 Oct 2017–28 Feb 2018
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