Friday 16th October - Sunday 1st November
Did you know?
A meticulously-detailed model of Nagini was specially created for the Malfoy Manor set at the Studio Tour. The 20-foot snake was cast from a mould and each scale was individually hand-painted by one of the prop makers who worked on the Harry Potter film series.
Fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe'en feasts can delve into the Dark Arts this October half-term as we explore some of the darker aspects of the Harry Potter film series.
For two weeks only, you’ll be able to try your duelling techniques against a Death Eater after learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Paul Harris. Paul developed the battle scenes involving You-Know-Who’s henchmen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is the world's only wand combat choreographer.
During production, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's followers – the Death Eaters – each wore a unique mask, handmade by the Prop Making Department, and were clothed in embroidered black robes. You can see their headquarters, Malfoy Manor, at the Studio Tour and the drawing room set comes complete with a 20-foot model of Voldemort's snake Nagini and floating mannequin of Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage (who was captured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1).
We’re also offering you the chance to:
- Spot Death Eaters in the shadows of Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed and the music becomes more foreboding
- Admire artefacts from Borgin and Burkes, the sinister antique shop from Knockturn Alley, including the Vanishing Cabinet (which offers the Death Eaters a secret entrance to Hogwarts) and the Hand of Glory (a gnarled item that gives light only to the holder)
- Step onto our latest addition, Platform 9 ¾, and see a carriage of the Hogwarts Express dressed as it was in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Dementors board the school train
- See the iconic Great Hall set dressed for the occasion with a section of its long tables laden with red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops
Something wicked this way comes.