Warner Bros. has announced a brand new experience for Wizarding World fans opening in London next month: the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition.
From 12th July, fans are invited to journey through the memories of the 10 years spent creating filmmaking magic in a display of behind-the-scenes images, never before seen in one place. Housing hundreds of iconic photographs, the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition will take fans behind the camera during key moments in the film series, from Harry’s first journey from Platform 9 ¾ (one of many iconic moments from the first film, which this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary) through to the Battle of Hogwarts from the final film in the series.
Located in Covent Garden, the brand-new attraction will showcase hundreds of exclusive images never before seen together. Fans will discover areas inspired by the Ministry of Magic and Platform 9 ¾.
This is not just a photographic exhibition though – the showcase is also set to be a full experience for Wizarding World fans:
After taking in the behind-the-scenes imagery, fans will be invited to strike a pose themselves in a number of green screen photo opportunities. Fans will be able to pose just like Harry and his friends, using green screen technology, to ride a broomstick over London. Aspiring witches and wizards can put on a Hogwarts robe, climb on to a broomstick and see how Harry and his friends were made to fly. For the first time ever, fans will even be able to pose for their very own Ministry of Magic Identification Card. Souvenir photos and videos of their adventures will be available to purchase in a variety of packages.
Perhaps the most important thing for Fantastic Beasts fans to note is the inclusion of an area dedicated to the Fantastic Beasts film series (as well as Cursed Child) which will “showcase how the magic lives on in the Muggle world”.
On top of this, the UK’s first Bottled Butterbeer Bar will be making its debut at the exhibition:
Fans can enjoy the wizard’s drink of choice served in a souvenir tankard at the exhibition’s Butterbeer bar or take a bottle away to enjoy at home. Made and brewed in the U.K, bottled Butterbeer has a style which is entirely unique and comes in beautifully crafted souvenir glass bottles, each one featuring an exclusive collectible label designed by MinaLima, the design duo behind the graphic props of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Best served chilled and poured straight from the bottle, the delicious soft drink features a new take on the butterscotch flavour fans know and love. The unique blend of top-secret ingredients makes bottled Butterbeer a must try for any aspiring witch or wizard.
Fans will enter the Butterbeer bar, a space inspired by the medieval Butterbeer label, and be invited to take a seat inside a Butterbeer barrel or a copper brewing tank to enjoy their refreshing wizarding drink and treats inspired by the wizarding world.
The Exhibition opens this July 12th and tickets will need to be pre-booked via the harrypotteronlocation website