Thursday 29th Mar 2018
The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition is coming to New York – and we can now reveal that tickets will go on sale 26 April.
The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which originated at London’s British Library last year, is coming to America.
The exhibition, which celebrates the history of magic in the real world mingled with Wizarding World magic, opened at the British Library last October, to the joy of Harry Potter fans and history buffs alike.
The British Library’s exhibition will be emulated at the New-York Historical Society when it opens this October, so American fans can get an education on wizarding history too. The exhibition will feature many of the same artefacts as the London exhibition, such as rare books and manuscripts, as well as items from J.K. Rowling’s own collection. The exhibition will also be themed by Hogwarts classes – you can learn more about the layout here.
However, there will be some new additions to the American version: such as artwork from the 20th anniversary editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as illustrated by Brian Selznick, and costumes from the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is currently playing previews on Broadway.
The exhibition runs from 5 October 2018 to 27 January 2019 – so make sure to empty out your diaries if you happen to be across the pond. You can find out more about tickets going on sale at the New-York Historical Society’s official website.