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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

17th July – 2nd September 2018 4th November 2018

Our Harry Potter exhibition has been extended until 4th November.

Journey to where magic and myth began with Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the Dorman Museum.
Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover magical creatures? Now you can. The Dorman Museum is proud to host an exhibition, devised in partnership with the British Library, which captures the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Delving deep into our collections, and those of Middlesbrough Libraries and Teesside Archives, we are able to bring you a display of magical treasures and tales from your local area, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The Harry Potter: A History of Magic regional displays have been created in association with the British Library throughout the Living Knowledge Network, an innovative partnership with 21 major libraries across the UK.

Try on a wizarding robe and do some window shopping in the Dorman Museum version of Diagon Alley before exploring some of the magical tales that may have been taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Which house do you think the Sorting Hat would choose for you? Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (known after his death as Nearly Headless Nick) is looking forward to welcoming you to the Great Hall and the owls are waiting to deliver your message. Before you leave don’t forget to visit the Weasley’s to paint a portrait to decorate The Burrow or just relax in their front room and read one of our magical stories.