Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Earlier this summer I checked out the Harry Potter exhibition in Brussels. As a devoted Potterhead I simply couldn't miss it!

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is apparently much smaller than its London counterpart, which probably makes sense considering it is a traveling exposition. Set up in several rooms, the exhibition shows plenty of pieces used the HP movies, detailing significant subjects from the book and Harry's life in Hogwarts.

The prelude brought us to a hall where visitors could get sorted in one of the four Hogwarts houses by the Sorting Hat. It is a fantastic touch to the exhibition, even though all the participants cite Gryffindor as their favorite house.

Next up? A steam train ride from Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From there on, the Exhibition really kicks off with its first area: the Gryffindor common room. You can see the school uniforms on display, but also school supplies, the Marauder's Map, moving portraits and so much more.

From the common room it's into the class rooms, where you can study a bunch of props of costumes from up close.

Pulling out the mandrakes was awesome!

Then comes the Quidditch room. With robes and more props on display, you an experience the wizarding world's favorite sport like never before.

Hagrid's cottage, the dark forest and the Great Hall round up the Harry Potter exhibition, which was definitely a worthwhile visit.

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