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Magical Mischief

Please note, during our Magical Mischief feature running until 16th April, there will be lighting and sound effects used in the Great Hall to mimic fireworks. If you would like to bypass this area, please speak to a member of staff. For more information please see our Accessibility Guide.

Film Trickery Revealed

20th JANUARY – 16th APRIL 2024

Magical Mischief returns to the Studio Tour for the third year to celebrate the filmmaking trickery needed to pull off the magical pranks and wizarding mishaps seen on-screen in the Harry Potter film series.

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Mischief in the Great Hall

Visitors will begin in the Great Hall where fans will walk into the iconic set dressed for the O.W.L examinations under the watchful eye of Professor Umbridge, complete with the swinging pendulum and exam desks, a fan favourite scene from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Discover how filmmakers created pandemonium when the Weasley twins disrupted the quiet exams. Both Fred and George will be suspended from the ceiling with bags filled with their latest product, Weasleys’ Wildfire Whiz-bangs – ready to fill the Great Hall with a burst of colour. More of their products will be on display outside their shop Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes on Diagon Alley.

Fireworks and OWL exams in the Great Hall

Uncover Filmmaking Secrets

Throughout the Studio Tour, visitors will be able to discover the secrets behind the disappearing effect of the Invisibility Cloak and Harry’s flying acceptance letters. As well as trying their hand at making an origami howler just like the one delivered to Ron by Mrs Weasley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Letter firer in action and Cornish Pixies

The previous generation of mischief makers at Hogwarts have not been forgotten and costumes of the four Marauders; Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs will be on display at the Studio Tour during the feature. A cage of Cornish Pixies will be released in the Studio Tour and visitors are encouraged to uncover where they have hidden using their activity passports.

Ready to book?

Go behind-the-scenes and experience a magical day out. Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra features are included in the ticket price.