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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

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Journey to where magic and myth began

Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

See the gargantuan 16th–century Ripley Scroll that explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. Gaze at Sirius in the night sky as imagined by medieval astronomers. Encounter hand-coloured pictures of dragons, unicorns and a phoenix rising from the flames.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stonewith this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

In partnership with Bloomsbury.

Book your tickets here. For opening times please check here.

 

Details

Start:
October 20
End:
February 28, 2018
Cost:
£5 - £50
Website:
https://www.bl.uk/events/harry%20potter%20a%20history%20of%20magic

Venue

British Library
96 Euston Rd
London, London NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Phone:
0330 333 1144
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