Attention Harry Potter fans! There’s the Wizarding World in Universal Studios, there’s the new Pottermore, and there’s even a sequel-play, The Cursed Child. Now, thanks to the British Library in London is launching a special exhibition for all the secret witches and wizards out there.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the exhibition, named Harry Potter: A History of Magic, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the English version). If you can’t make it all the way to London to see the exhibit, don’t fret: A book will also be published at the same time and the exhibit will eventually come to New York.
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The exhibit will run from Oct. 20 through February 2018, and then will open in the New York Historical Society in October of next year. The book, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic, will also be published on Oct. 20, giving fans a sneak-peek at what to expect from the exhibition.
However, the main description for the exhibit shows that it will unveil rare books and manuscripts from the British Library’s archives to be used to show the connection between J.K. Rowling’s magical world and the real British folklore that influenced it. The exhibition will also put on display drafts from Rowling, as well as drawings by Harry Potter illustrator, Jim Kay.
Whether you catch it in London or New York, the exhibit will definitely transport you to the magical world of witches and wizards.