Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

Tickets can be purchased from Lawson Ticket

Mondays (except January 10 and March 21), December 29 – January 1, January 11
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Exhibition Overview

Welcome to Harry Potter: A History of Magic

The exhibition consists of 10 chapters according to the subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which Harry Potter attends, so that visitors can trace the history of enchantment, divination, and witchcraft once people believed in, as well as the history of astronomy, alchemy, and herbology that played a crucial role in the development of science—mainly through materials from the British Library’s collection. The exhibition also unveils treasures that can be considered the source of inspiration for the Harry Potter series, including rare books containing descriptions of legendary creatures such as the phoenix and dragon, along with original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and original drawings for the Harry Potter illustrated editions, both on display for the first time in Japan.


The Journey / Potions / Alchemy / Herbology / Charms / Astronomy / Divination / Defence Against the Dark Arts / Care of Magical Creatures / Past, Present, Future


Admission Fees
Adults: 2,500 yen
High-school and University students: 1,500 yen
Elementary and Junior high-school students: 500 yen
· Advance tickets and group tickets are not available.
· Individuals with a disability certificate or similar receive a 200 yen discount, and one accompanying helper is admitted free.
· Tickets can be purchased from Lawson Ticket.
· Same-day tickets can be purchased at the museum entrance only if there are Lawson tickets left over.
Tokyo Station Gallery (East Japan Railway Culture Foundation), British Library, The Yomiuri Shimbun
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