Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition (until 28 Feb 2018)
Apart from taking the Hogwarts Express at the platform 9 ¾ at the King's Cross station, there comes another reason to visit London.
From now on until 28 February 2018, the British Library is hosting The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition. The exhibition features JK Rowling’s wizarding world alongside with historic artefacts related to folklore and magical traditions. Objects you will be looking at range from the tombstone of Nicolas Flamel (remember him from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?), to sketches of Hogwarts drawn by the Rowling.
The exhibition, carried through by the book theme, is divided by subjects taught at Hogwarts: Potions and Alchemy, Herbology, Charms, Astronomy, Divination, Defense against the Dark Arts and Care of Magical Creatures. Visitors, however, do not need to worry about getting bored – the exhibition itself is very interactive, in the Potions room for example, visitors can mix concoctions with a three-dimensional and screen-based cauldron. Be careful, it “blows up in your face” if you get the recipe wrong!
To visit the exhibition
Date: now – 28 February 2018
Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Road, King’s Cross, London NW1 2DB
Ticket prices: £16 (full price)
Book your ticket or for more information here