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J.K Rowling’s personal Harry Potter archive set to go on display

A must-see for Potter fans

By Amy Lewis, 10 August 2016
J.K Rowling’s personal Harry Potter archive set to go on display

J.K Rowling and The British Library are planning a bumper Harry Potter exhibition next year, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The exhibition will take readers on a journey to the heart of the Harry Potter stories

The exhibition will mark 20 years since the release of the first novel that sparked Potter mania, and will treat fans to J.K Rowling’s personal archives of as yet unseen material.

Though there’s no word on what exactly Rowling be lending to the library, it’s thought to include plenty of wizarding books, century-old stories of magic, plus depictions of mythical creatures and more.

An official spokesperson for the museum has said: “The exhibition will showcase an extraordinary range of wizarding books, manuscripts and objects, and combine centuries-old British Library treasures with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s archives.

“[It will] will take readers on a journey to the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”

The exhibition is planned to run for four months at The British Library in London, and will likely be a huge hit among the millions of Harry Potter fans around the world.

Though it’s been two decades since the bestselling series began, new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (which is slated for a cinema screen adaptation, too) has been a huge sell-out, with the fandom showing no signs of slowing down.

The Harry Potter exhibition will run from 20th October 2017 until 28th February 2018, with tickets on sale from spring next year. In the meantime, let's relive some of the magic...

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