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20 Years Of Movie Magic

We are inviting fans all over the world to celebrate 20 years of movie magic

Rediscover some of the most iconic scenes and test your knowledge by completing this quiz during your Studio Tour visit.



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Relive the movie magic where it all began

Filming began on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Friday 29th September 2000 and the Great Hall was one of the first sets to be built; a vast and impressive space that could seat more than 400 children. It subsequently became a key set which can be seen in seven Harry Potter films (the Great Hall does not appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1) and now permanently resides at the Studio Tour for visitors to explore.

Located adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.


Did you know? The idea of a boy going to wizarding school came to J.K. Rowling whilst she was on a four-hour train journey between Manchester and London. She didn’t even have a pen to write her ideas down at the time, so she kept the ideas in her head and wrote them down as soon as she could that evening. This is how her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was born!

Still from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with Harry and Hagrid