Over the years, there have been several exhibitions related to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts that give insight into the creation of the books and films. From viewing the real-life animals that inspired the magical creatures to examining authentic set pieces and photography, there is something for everyone.
The first exhibition, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, opened in April 2009 and features authentic props, costumes, artifacts, and set dressings from the films. Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opened in October 2017 at the British Library in London, England, before moving to the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, where it remained until January 2019. This exhibition showcased rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the archives of the British Library.
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature, opened in December 2020 and showcases magical creatures in the wizarding world and the real-world or mythological creatures that may have inspired them. Most recently, the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition opened in July 2021 in Covent Garden in London, England. It offered a smaller-sized version of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with a selection of props, books, costumes, and original behind-the-scenes photography from the films.