A Harry Potter Exhibit Full of Treasures from J.K. Rowling’s Personal Collection Is Coming to the U.S.
The boy who lived is making his way across the pond.
A new exhibit called “Harry Potter: A History of Magic,” currently on display at the British Library in London, will make its next stop in New York City. The exhibition will run in the U.K. through the end of February, and will then apparate to the New-York Historical Society for a stay from Oct. 5 to Jan. 27, 2019.
The extensive exhibit is every Potter fan’s dream, celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter fandom with never-before-seen artifacts. Visitors will get a rare glimpse inside the series, with original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay on display. The exhibit also explores the origins behind the magic of Harry Potter, featuring special collections of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library and Scholastic. Fans will have the opportunity to explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts in-depth and view treasures from Rowling’s personal collection.
The exhibit will even feature the original Harry Potter pitch letter that J.K. Rowling crafted — one that was rejected by 12 publishers before finally being picked up by Bloomsbury. Newsweek also reports that the New York City exhibit will include a few new, secret objects unique to the New York Location.
While New-York Historical Society members can begin booking tickets for free on February 14 here, non-members will have to wait until tickets open to the general public in April. For non-members, admission will be $21 for adults, $16 for teachers and seniors, $13 for students, $6 for children ages 5 to 13 and free for children under 4.
Whether you’re boarding a broomstick, mounting a hypogriff or stealing the flying car to make your way to New York, we suggest you mark your calendars now.