Potterheads, get ready! An exhibition that displays authentic costumes, sets and props from the hugely popular Harry Potter movie franchise is coming to Lisbon in November.
Entitled ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’, the event will begin on November 16 and will remain at the Pavilhão de Portugal at Parque das Nações until April 8.
“From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately drawn into the world of Harry Potter,” organisers say.
“Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into one of the Hogwarts houses and then leads them into the exhibition where their journey to favourite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins.”
The exhibition, which has been displayed all over the world, features sets from some of the films’ most popular locations, including Gryffindor common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are “filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series”.
“In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair,” say organisers.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday (September 28). It will be cheaper to visit the exhibition on weekdays when tickets will cost €16 for adults and €12 for children up to the age of 12, with family packages available for two adults and one child (€38) and two adults and two children (€44).
On weekends, the prices go up to €19 per adult and €15 for children with the family packages costing €45 and €52, respectively.
‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before travelling on to Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Edmonton, Sweden, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels, the Netherlands, Madrid, Milan, Berlin and Valencia.