Harry Potter: A History of Magic – Secondary school and college sessions

- FREE
Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library, Fri 20 Oct 2017 – Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Admission: Free entry

PLEASE NOTE: THESE SESSIONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING A WAITING LIST FOR LATE-NOTICE AVAILABLITY. FOR INFORMATION ON JOINING THE WAITING LIST, CONTACT learning@bl.uk

Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

Our free sessions for UK Primary and Secondary schools take learners on an activity-led journey into the gallery, developing literacy and creativity and supporting cross-curricular learning. They will encounter myth and magic through the ages and experience extraordinary collection items and rarely seen objects up close.

For the first time we are offering exclusive schools-only sessions in the gallery. This is the perfect opportunity to bring a class or a whole year group to the British Library to see this truly magical exhibition. Places for Primary schools are also available. 

Please note, sessions are free but a cancellation policy applies.

The schools programme accompanying Harry Potter: A History of Magic has been kindly supported by an anonymous donor.

Further information about the exhibition

In partnership with Bloomsbury.

#BLHarryPotter


Related teacher events

Find out more about our twilight CPD event for secondary English teachers, which includes entry to the exhibition. 

Details

Age group: Year 7 – 13
When: -
Availability: FULLY BOOKED
Length: 75 minutes. Groups must arrive 15 minutes before their session is due to start.
Group size:

Minimum group size is 20 learners and the maximum is 30. Each timed slot can accommodate up to 120 learners, in 4 separate groups of 20-30.

Key skills: Literacy, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Visual Literacy, Cross-Curricular Learning
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
learning@bl.uk