Opening this October, Harry Potter: A History of Magic will feature a spellbinding collection of manuscripts, magical objects and original bits and bobs from Rowling’s top-secret archives (well, almost top-secret). AND GUESS WHAT? Tickets are on sale now!
— The British Library (@britishlibrary) April 3, 2017
What’s it all about then, mere mortals and muggles? To celebrate the anniversary of the release of the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone if you hail from America land), the library thought it would be a cool idea to display all the books that inspired the series. Wannabe Harrys, Hermiones and Rons will get to see all the fab medieval texts that Hogwarts students would have read at the magical castle –herbology, Quidditch, potions – you name it, it’s there.
Potterites will also be able to feast their eyes on original drafts and drawings by both Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay along with the original manuscripts and editorial notes from series publisher, Bloomsbury.
The exhibit runs from October 20, 2017 through February 28, 2018. Book your tickets here!
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