New Harry Potter Exhibition Marks 20 Years Of The Boy Wizard

By Zoe Craig Last edited 29 months ago
New Harry Potter Exhibition Marks 20 Years Of The Boy Wizard

The British Library has announced a new exhibition, dedicated to Harry Potter, to open in 2017.

The new Harry Potter show will mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The exhibition will open on 20 October 2017, and run for four months.

The show promises to take visitors on a journey to the heart of the boy wizard's stories, with medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins, as well as a look at the origins of the philosopher's stone.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 next year. Have you got the kids' or the adults' version in your house?

Visitors can see the Library's extraordinary range of wizarding books, alongside manuscripts and objects, and and original material from Bloomsbury’s and JK Rowling's archives.

Jamie Andrews, Head of Culture and Learning at the British Library, says, "We... are thrilled to be working with JK Rowling and with Bloomsbury to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, and to inspire fans with the magic of our own British Library collections."

The British Library. Photo by Albert Jafar via the Londonist flickrpool.

There'll be more information about the show coming in early 2017. Tickets go on sale from spring 2017 at

Meanwhile, why not check out our video of the Harry Potter film locations in London?

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Last Updated 08 August 2016