Warner Bros. Studio Tour London to Unveil New Permanent Feature Devoted to the Dark Arts
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is set to open its first, new permanent feature since opening in 2012. The new section, which will open next month, will be devoted entirely to the Dark Arts, encompassing Horcruxes, among other sinister wizarding artifacts.
The Malfoy Manor fireplace that currently resides at the Studio Tour will soon be expanded to include the full set, which served as the headquarters for Lord Voldemort and his followers in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. In addition, a mannequin of the captured Muggle Studies professor Charity Burbage will be suspended above the set, while a life-like model of Voldemort’s trusted snake Nagini will sit on the mahogany table.
The new section will be open to the public on October 14 and include several props from the famous Dark Arts shop located in Knockturn Alley, Borgin and Burkes. Items from Dolores Umbridge’s office will be on display, as well as props and costumes used by Harry’s third Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Remus Lupin.
Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, commented,
The Dark Arts feature will be our first new permanent addition since opening in March 2012, and we’re looking forward to unveiling it just in time for Halloween. It will showcase the darkest parts of the films and include some props and costumes that have never been on public display before.
In celebration of the launch of the new permanent additions, the Studio Tour will be hosting a number of special Dark Arts activities throughout the October half-term. From October 17 to Monday, November 3, a section of the Halloween feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be on display in the Great Hall. During these two weeks, guests will be able to walk down a darker Diagon Alley with dimmed lights and Death Eater patrols.
You can read the full press release below.
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