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Pull On Your Robes—Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit is Coming to NYC

The British Library exhibition will make its way to the New-York Historical Society this October.


IMAGE CREDIT: Illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016, Courtesy of New-York Historical Society


In the words of J. K. Rowling, “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” And this time, you can return by visiting the New-York Historical Society.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic will walk visitors through the franchise with rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library, New-York Historical Society, Scholastic and others. Muggles—uh, guests—can peruse everything from subjects offered at Hogwarts to original drafts and drawings from illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay and author J.K. Rowling herself. You can even peek at the lore that inspired the Wizarding World.

The exhibit will apparate into NYC this October, just in time to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary in the US. The current British Library exhibition will be on view from Oct. 5 through Jan. 27, 2019. It may seem like your visit’s far off, but you’ll need to mark your calendar sooner than you think.

New-York Historical Members can reserve advance tickets starting Feb. 14, while the general public can begin reserving tickets in April. Museum admission is $21/adults, $13/students, $6/kids ages 5-13 and kids under age 4 are free.

September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s release in the US. If you’re a family of Potterheads, you’ll probably want to grab tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, keep an eye out for the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app and then treat the kids to something from PBTeen’s magical collection.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

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