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Behind the Seams

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The Making of Harry Potter – Behind the Seams experience will allow you to discover first-hand the spellbinding secrets of the Costume Department that created over 25,000 unique items of clothing for the Wizarding World.

From initial sketches to the finished costume seen on screen, our tour experts will reveal the behind-the-scenes journey that brought your favourite characters to life. Presented in a workshop environment, you’ll be the first to see up close exclusive costumes never-before-seen at the Studio Tour. Discover how new clothes were made to look centuries old or battle-torn with the help of paint, mud and wire brushes, how every day garments were given a magical touch and the secrets hidden in the Hogwarts robes.

You will also receive the exclusive opportunity to choose your house colours and wear an original Hogwarts robe which appeared on screen in the Harry Potter film series. The secrets you discover in our Behind the Seams experience will vary throughout the year as new costumes are displayed to complement the season or special feature running at the time.

New for 2020 the Behind the Seams session will take place in our new experience space before your Tour. Upon arrival, you’ll meet a member of staff at the designated meeting point in the lobby area to take you to your session. Following the experience, you will begin your Tour.

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Behind the Seams sessions are available every weekend, and during school holidays; 17th – 21st February, 3rd – 26th April, 25th May – 1st June, 20th July – 4th September, 19th – 30th October and 16th – 31st December 2020. Tickets are priced at £65 for adults & £55 for children including entrance to the Studio Tour and a Behind the Seams session.

The content of Behind the Seams is not tailored towards younger children; we would, therefore, recommend the session for children aged 12 years or older. Behind the Seams will be presented in English and lasts up to one hour. Carer tickets are free and are available by contacting the Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.


Please note Behind the Seams experience timings below against your Studio Tour entry ticket time.

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2020 Times

09.30 Entry Ticket Time

11.00 Entry Ticket Time

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