The Dark Arts Reach Warner Brothers Harry Potter Tour!

If you haven’t yet visited the Harry Potter studios in London, we’re about to give you a new reason to!

In October, the Warner Brothers Harry Potter tour will unveil a new section dedicated to the creepy and dangerous dark arts, encompassing horcruxes and other sinister wizarding facts. This is particularly exciting for the tour as it is their first permanent addition to the exhibition since opening.

“The Dark Arts feature will be our first new permanent addition since opening in March 2012 and we’re looking forward to unveiling it just in time for Hallowe’en. It will showcase the darkest parts of the films and include some props and costumes that have never been on public display before.” – Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros.

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The current Malfoy Manor fireplace is to be expanded to showcase the full set to how it was seen as the Death Eaters headquarters in “The Deathly Hallows”. Tourists will be able to peer into the drawing room that features ornate chandeliers, an imposing fireplace and the long table which Death Eaters, Bellatrix Lestrange, the Malfoy family and “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” himself sat at.

The mannequin of captured Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage will be suspended above the set, while a life-like model of Voldemort’s loyal 20-foot snake Nagini will sit on the mahogany table, which will be framed by the costumes of the rat-like Peter Pettigrew and Potions master Severus Snape.

The new section to the tour officially opens on 14th October and will also feature a variety of never-before-seen artefacts and props from Borgin and Burkes, the Knockturn Alley shop Harry accidentally stumbles into inHarry Potter and Chamber of Secrets. You’ll be able to see these weird and wonderful props up close, including the mysterious Hand of Glory, the Vanishing Cabinet and the sarcophagus that hid Harry during a deleted scene from the second film.

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And finally, a section of Dolores Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic, including her garish kitten plates, perfectly putrid pink costumes and desk as well as costumes worn by Defence against the Dark Arts teacher and werewolf, Remus Lupin.

Exciting stuff!

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