Harry Potter: A History of Magic




The British Library unveils rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from its 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.

Duration 20 October 2017 - 28 February 2018
Times 09:30 - 18:00
Cost Adult £16 concessions apply Free for members
Venue British Library
Address Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Contact 020 7323 8299 / information@britishmuseum.org / www.britishmuseum.org

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