The Settings of Harry Potter™: The Exhibition
Throughout the Harry Potter films, most of Harry’s adventures take place at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Therefore, Harry Potter: The Exhibition uses themed environments inspired by the Hogwarts movie sets as backdrops for the artifacts and costumes on display including the Gryffindor™ common room, Hagrid’s hut and the Great Hall.
Gryffindor™ Common Room
In the Harry Potter films, we learn that Gryffindor is one of the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter and his best friends, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, are all members of Gryffindor, the house known for bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry.
The Gryffindor common room can be found in one of Hogwarts castle’s towers – and its entrance is guarded by a painting of the Fat Lady. She will only allow entry upon being given the correct password, which changes frequently. You will have the opportunity to pass through the frame of the Fat Lady portrait and get a glimpse at costumes worn by famous Gryffindor students and the items that filled the common room and boys’ dormitory.
Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts, Rubeus Hagrid™ lives with his dog Fang in a hut on the edge of the Forbidden Forest.
Hagrid’s enormous presence and booming voice belie his soft heart, and he becomes a loyal friend to Harry, Ron and Hermione – who often drop into Hagrid’s hut for a visit (despite his questionable cooking skills).
As Hagrid is half-giant, all of the furniture and many of the other items in his home are over-sized. Harry Potter: The Exhibition gives you a chance to look inside Hagrid’s hut, sit in his giant chair and see what’s cooking… or hatching.
The Great Hall
Lit by thousands of candles that float above the room, and with a ceiling bewitched to look like the sky outside, the Great Hall at Hogwarts serves as the main meeting area for students – and is where students share meals and receive owl post.
The start-of-term feast, Sorting Ceremony and the end-of-term feast are held here, as are special events like the Yule Ball. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will enable you to see some of the amazing artifacts that were part of the most memorable Great Hall moments in the Harry Potter film series.
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