Friday 5th Oct 2018
This week, the New-York Historical Society opens its doors to its latest exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Pottermore were there to peer inside.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic, the exhibition that combines real-world magical history with artefacts celebrating J.K. Rowling’s own creations, has moved on from the British Library, across the pond, to New York.
The exhibition, which boasts over 100 artefacts, all split out into different Hogwarts class-themed rooms, explores all territories of the fantastical: from old methods of Divination, to ancient spells, to drafts and sketches from J.K. Rowling. From artwork to Celestial globes to manuscripts to melted cauldrons – it doesn’t get more magical than all of this.
We were there on opening day to check out all the happenings. Take a little look.
The 20th anniversary fun never ends in the city that never sleeps! The History of Magic exhibition has crossed the pond to @NYHistory , shall we have a nose round? #HarryPotterNYHSpic.twitter.com/kIrYX45R9i— Pottermore (@pottermore) October 5, 2018
The exhibition has some New York exclusives, like the very trunk that carried copies of Half-Blood Prince to the US! pic.twitter.com/CJngR31Ym5— Pottermore (@pottermore) October 5, 2018
Bezoars are real! And were actually found in goats’ stomachs. pic.twitter.com/3PrTZvvs0D— Pottermore (@pottermore) October 5, 2018
The exhibition is open from 5 October to 27 January 2019, and also comes with a selection of exciting events, from quizzes, to panels with the exhibition’s curators and contributors.
For more information and ticket details, check the New-York Historical Society's official website.