20octallday28feballdayHarry Potter: A History of MagicLondon, United Kingdom
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
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
Want to bring your class along for free? Sessions for Primary and Secondary school groups are now available to book.
October 20 (Friday) - February 28 (Wednesday) GMT
British Library PACCAR Gallery[email protected] 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB United Kingdom