Harry Potter: A History of Magic
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-colored 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 Stone with this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
In partnership with Bloomsbury
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Name: Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Where: PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: Fri 20 Oct 2017 – Wed 28 Feb 2018
ADULT (18 & OVER) £16.00/CHILD (5-17 YEARS OLD) £8.00/CHILD (4 & UNDER) £0.00