Harry Potter: A History of Magic at British Library

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Experience the magic of Harry Potter, 20 years on from when the first book was published. Read More


Discover the origins of J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world with Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the British Library.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, the exhibition explores how traditional folklore and the ancient art of alchemy inspired the much-loved stories.

From fascinating medieval volumes to original manuscripts and illustrations, delve into the library’s extraordinary collection of original treasures and celebrate the ongoing magic of the Harry Potter series.



Adult Ticket: £16.00 (€17.44) per ticket
Child Ticket (5 to 17 years old): £8.00 (€8.72) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £5.00 to £11.00 (€5.45 - €11.99) per ticket

Children under 5 years old go free. Family tickets are also available.

Venue Details & Map

British Library

96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7332
Public transport:
Nearest mainline stations are Euston or King's Cross St. Pancras. Tube: Kings Cross (Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Euston is within 150 yards walking distance.

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