Experience The Wonders Of The Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition At Home

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What to expect

Calling all wizards and witches! If you are a Harry Potter fan and have not yet made it to the British Library to see the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, now is your chance to do so! Explore the wonders of this magical exhibition anytime and be awe inspired by the the history of magic in the real world as well as J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World from the comfort of your own home!

Available through Google Arts & Culture, this exhibition is the perfect way to let kids' imaginations run wild. It shares a history of magic using historical artefacts related to magical topics, including the six metre long Ripley Scroll, a recipe for making the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, seen in the first Harry Potter book. Expect to also see old drawings, manuscripts and synopses created by J.K. Rowling herself whilst writing Harry Potter. And if you have a brood of Harry Potter artists in the making, they will get the chance to explore artist Jim Kay’s work for the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series. You will be talking about your favourite Harry Potter poster for days to come. A wonderful introduction to the world of Harry Potter art!

This is the ultimate exhibition for Potterheads, curious minds and big imaginations who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person! You will only miss out on not being able to visit the British Library shop to search for Harry Potter posters, other wall art and prints. For more Potter fun, check out these 20 amazing movie facts or enrol in a free magic-themed science class.

What you’ll need

  • A love of Harry Potter!
  • Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.

What you’ll do

  • Visit the online exhibition anytime through Google Arts & Culture.
  • Curious kids and adults will love the interactive experience of searching the Ripley Scroll and flicking through ancient spell books. Jim Kay’s posters of Harry Potter will no doubt inspire many a budding young artist and get all interested in Harry Potter arts.




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Have you ever fancied visiting the National Theatre of Korea or Frida Kahlo's studio? Did you miss the chance to explore the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition when it was on at the British Library? Well, now you can! Google Arts & Culture have put together the chance to virtually visit over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries from the comfort of your home.


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