Harry Potter exhibition in Huddersfield

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is coming to Huddersfield this Autumn!

What will the exhibition include?

We’ll have a display showing images of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s exhibition in London, as well as Kirklees treasures. You’ll also get a chance to see copies of original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay.

When is it?

The exhibition will be in Huddersfield from 20th October until the 23rd December. It’s in partnership with the British Library, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone.

More Harry Potter magic

There are lots more magical events going on at the Libraries this winter to celebrate Harry Potter.

Huddswarts Magic School

  • Saturday 21 October 10am-12pm (for wizards age 9-12) and 12pm-13:20pm (for wizards age 5-8)

This theatre workshop gives everyone a chance to step into the shoes of a young wizard, share their own magical ideas and work together to build our very own school wizardry and witchcraft…who knows who we will meet! Parents are welcome to stay and join in, or leave children age 8+.

Craft & create Huddersfield School of Magic

  • Monday 23 October 2pm-4pm and Wednesday 25 October 10am-12pm

What will your chamber look like? Will you create a space for the magical creatures? Or will you design a potions classroom? Where will all the broomsticks be kept? All of the rooms will be magically combined to build a Huddersfield School of Magic.

Bat hunt!

  • Various dates and locations- visit the website to find your nearest

Explore the local area and hunt for bats with our special detectors that capture bat sounds. The walk will finish with a spine-chilling story outdoors. Please remember to bring a torch and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Age Recommendation: 6+.

Wizard crafts at Tolson Museum

  • Wednesday 25 October 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

As the British Library’s Harry Potter touring display comes to Huddersfield Library, join us for some wizarding crafts. £2 per child. No need to book.

Magical Creatures with Yorkshire Owl Experience

  • Saturday 28 October 11am-12pm

Have you ever wondered where owls come from, what they eat or where they live? Maybe you have but have never seen one in person. Well now you can. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with this magical creature! Age recommendation: 6+.

Don’t miss out

To look at all the Harry Potter events on offer and to book your place visit the website.

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