The British Library's "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibition is to open on Oct. 20, to coincide with the original book's 20th anniversary.
"Ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and even unearth how to care for magical creatures? Now you can. Step into our exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, and discover bewitching items and artifacts in an experience inspired by subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," the library's website said.
"We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects, capturing the traditions of magic, folklore and mythology often found in literature. You'll learn about the myths and folklore that underpin the themes and imagery brought to life in the Harry Potter stories and which provide a backdrop to Harry, Ron and Hermione's world of wizardry and witchcraft. British Library archive material will sit alongside drafts and drawings from Bloomsbury Publishing and J.K. Rowling's personal archives."
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