Finding the Philosopher's Stone
Friday 22nd July - Monday 5th September
This summer we celebrate the epic quest Harry, Ron and Hermione embarked upon to find and protect the Philosopher’s Stone. Filmmakers used a range of special and visual effects techniques to create the various obstacles the trio faced on their journey.
For the first time ever, there will be a moving display of the Devil’s Snare that the magical trio encountered in their hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone in Creature Effects. You'll have the chance to see the giant tentacles that have been specially created as they were in the films.
A number of the early versions of the Philosopher’s Stone will be on display and you will be able to see first-hand how it was created as expert prop makers demonstrate stages in the process.
Learn how one of Ron Weasley’s favourite games, Wizard’s Chess, was brought to life on a large scale by Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and his team. The giant chess pieces will move across a chequered board, as if by magic, on our backlot.
In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased and you will get to see demonstrations showing exactly how the gunk and goo were created. Due to popular demand, the door to number four Privet Drive will remain open until 5th September.