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This is a sample Moment - Moments are interactive scenes from Harry Potter's story.

Double-click or use the arrow keys to move through to the next layer of the scene.

This is a sample Moment - Moments are interactive scenes from Harry Potter's story.

Double-tap to move through to the next layer of the scene.

Have a good look around each layer - there are items to collect and animations to experience.

Mouse over one of the Owls.

Have a good look around each layer - there are items to collect and animations to experience.

Sweep your finger over one of the Owls.

There are four other animations to discover in this Moment. See if you can find them all.

Once signed in, items you collect including Chocolate Frog Cards, Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans and potion ingredients will be stored in your Trunk for safe-keeping.

Hidden within certain Moments is exclusive new writing from J.K. Rowling.

Before you can read it you need to find it. Take a closer look at the books on the table.

You've unlocked "The Quill of Acceptance and The Book of Admittance" by J.K. Rowling.

Learn how students are selected for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Once signed in, you can spend your Galleons in the wizarding shops of Diagon Alley.

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The Small Locked Tower

In a small locked tower, never visited by any student at Hogwarts, sits an ancient book that has not been touched by human hands since the four founders placed it there on completion of the castle. Beside the book, which is bound in peeling black dragon-hide, stands a small silver inkpot and from this protrudes a long, faded quill. These are the Quill of Acceptance and the Book of Admittance and they constitute the only process by which students are selected for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Key scenes from Harry Potter's story are depicted through a series of beautifully illustrated interactive Moments, many of which contain exclusive new writing from J.K. Rowling. Experience it all for free. Sign up to begin.

Collectables
Well done! You have collected a candle.Close

A wax candle is a practical thing to have.

   
Well done! You have found a Galleon - wizarding money.Close

One gold Galleon is worth seventeen silver Sickles and one silver Sickle is worth twenty-nine Knuts.

   
You've unlocked "The Quill of Acceptance and The Book of Admittance" by J.K. Rowling.Close

Learn how students are selected for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.