See Hagrid’s Flying Motorbike at the Museum of Liverpool

If you’re near Liverpool, UK, get ready! For the next few weeks, the iconic motorbike and sidecar that Harry and Hagrid used to escape Privet Drive in Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will be visiting the Museum of Liverpool.

The bike will be on display from May 16 to June 9 as part of the museum’s exhibition Reel Stories: Liverpool and the Silver Screen, a celebration of the city’s role in film over the last 60 years. The region was indeed used for filming Deathly Hallows — the scene where Death Eaters chase Harry and Hagrid through a traffic tunnel was filmed in the Queensway Tunnel between Liverpool and Birkenhead.

On loan from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, the motorbike is a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 with a 499cc petrol engine.

Paul Gallagher, the museum’s Acting Senior Curator of Urban History, said,

We are delighted to be able to show Hagrid’s bike during the run of our Reel Stories exhibition, which, among other things, examines Liverpool’s remarkable ability to be a backdrop for filmmakers.

We are very grateful to Warner Bros. for loaning us the vehicle, which we hope will be a hit with ‘Harry Potter’ fans and film buffs, as well as our regular visitors.

Will you be checking out the motorbike in Liverpool, or have you seen it already at the Studio Tour?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.