Sammy Nickalls
June 10, 2016 1:24 pm
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The Harry Potter series has given us access to a whole new magical world, but we’ve become so enraptured that there are some questions even the books couldn’t tell us. Of course, J.K. Rowling has been amazing about answering our questions, from why Harry named his son Severus to how to *actually* to pronounce Voldemort. And now, the most curious of Muggles and magic-folk alike can travel to London to be surrounded by an incredible exhibit of Harry Potter props.

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The design studio that worked on the Harry Potter films, MinaLima, has loaned items like the Marauder’s Map and the Daily Prophet from Warner Bros to give us the attraction of our wildest, butterbeer-filled dreams. The exhibit has about 50 props from the film franchise in two floors of a building on 26 Greek Street in London, England. It’s filled with products from the Weasley twins’ joke shop to Hogwarts school textbooks, and it’s all oh so magical, guys.

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You can even see the fireplace overflowing with Hogwarts letters for Harry (though you *don’t* get to see him jump wildly in the air for one instead of just grabbing one off the floor.)

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Ravenclaws would be happy read about the Peverell brothers in The Tales of Beatle the Bard.

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Seriously, it’s almost like you’re reading about the Azkaban breakouts IRL. *shiver*

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Oh, and in case you were wondering, the team didn’t just choose any old venue. 26 Greek Street is a “four-storey, higgledy-piggledy, ramshackle house” that is reminiscent of Diagon Alley, according to Pottermore.

“We knew straight away that it was the right place for us,” designer Eduardo Lima told Pottermore. “We cancelled all our other viewings and told the landlord we’d take it. It’s like Grimmauld Place in there, with narrow staircases, wonky walls and low ceilings.”

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“We wanted it to feel like it could have been there forever, like a museum,” designer Miraphora Mina said. “And as though it could disappear between the other buildings. By the time you reach the top floor, you can touch the ceiling. It’s like Harry’s cupboard under the stairs, but at the top of the building.”

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The exhibit runs daily until February 4th, 2017, so pack your bags and hop over to London, posthaste!

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