Happy Anniversary, House of MinaLima!
Hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since the House of MinaLima gallery and shop opened its doors in London’s Soho. Over 300,000 visitors have made the journey to this magical mecca of wizarding world props, memorabilia, and merchandise, delighting in viewing and photographing graphic art from all nine movies. Keep an eye on Snapchat and the MuggleNet Live! Twitter feed for preview pictures of the new decor and prints!
In response to the huge popularity of the Daily Prophet newspapers, MinaLima will introduce brand new Daily Prophet prints to the first floor. They will be displayed alongside the full series of front covers and advertisement pages from [t]he Daily Prophet, [t]he New York Ghost, and [t]he Wizard’s Voice, as well as the iconic ‘Wanted’ posters.
The MinaLima Twitter has been bursting with excitement and teases the last few days in anticipation of the wonderful additions to the Press Room, now relocated to the first floor, right above the ground floor gift shop.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the brand new prints from the redesigned Press Room launching on Tuesday. BUT this one is available RIGHT NOW! pic.twitter.com/pPJ0p2JGhf
— MinaLima (@minalima) June 2, 2017
As we reviewed a year ago, you’ll want to see all four floors, so try to resist the temptation of the gift shop until the end of your visit. Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima, and their team created all of the graphic art seen in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, providing a vast array of delights for fans young and old. The displays and areas have been redesigned for the one-year anniversary.
Artworks from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will relocate to the gallery’s fourth floor. Touches of 1920s New York will move next to the much-loved Library on the top floor. Glittering silver walls will feature the now[-]iconic art prints such as [t]he Blind Pig and MACUSA insignia.
Each room within House of MinaLima also features some of the authentic graphic film props, on loan from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, so visitors can examine details of the artworks as they were originally created for the nine films from J.K. Rowling’s [w]izarding [w]orld.
Will you be making the trip to see all the new and wonderful surprises? If this is your first trip, or another of many, let us know your thoughts, and what not to miss, in the comments below.