Twenty years of magic in Edinburgh

People all across Edinburgh can look forward to celebrating all things magical over the coming weeks after the release of the brand new Harry Potter exhibition at Edinburgh Central library.

The Harry Potter: A History of Magic display commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first book in J.K Rowling’s immensely popular series.

The exhibit launched simultaneously with 20 other public libraries across the UK, running in parallel to the flagship exhibition at the British Library in London.

Fans of ‘The Boy Who Lived’, both young and old, can view specially designed panels featuring images of rare books, manuscripts and ‘magical’ objects featuring at the British Library.

The spellbinding exhibition celebrates 20 years of ‘The Boy Who Lived.’

The displays also include images of materials from J.K Rowling and Bloomsburg’s personal collections.

Edinburgh’s historic connections with magic will also be showcased and will include rare books from the Royal Observatory, examples of magical herbs from the Royal Botanical Gardens and other marvellous examples from the Central Libraries personal collection.

The library is just one of many locations celebrating the book’s anniversary.

A series of other Potter themed events will also be taking place across the city over the next few months.

The events range from magic school tutorials, magical stage make-up lessons, visits by Hedwig and Pigwidgeon look-alikes from the Scottish Owl Centre, as well as special events at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Councillor Ian Perry, Education, Children and Families Convener, praised the library’s spellbinding display:

“This fantastic display is set to capture the minds of Harry Potter fans young and old, so we’re extremely pleased to be working with the British Library to bring its magic to the capital, which has such a strong connection to the stories.”

Full details for events available online or by calling your local library.

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