Muggles will soon be able to see the sets, costumes and props used in making the highly popular Harry Potter movies. The Making of Harry Potter will let fans go on a walking tour through the franchise's production base in Leavesden, northwest of London.
Among the sets, they'll see Hogwarts head teacher Professor Dumbledore's office and the Great Hall of the wizarding school, where stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint all filmed scenes.
The Great Hall, built in 2000, is 120 feet long by 40 feet wide with a solid stone floor. It includes the tables and benches where Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the Hogwarts gang regularly gathered. Dumbledore’s office houses the Sorting Hat, the Sword of Gryffindor and Dumbledore’s desk. Ancient books and several paintings, including two of Professor Dumbledore, line the walls.
"We’re incredibly excited about next year’s opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter," says Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros. U.K., Ireland, and Spain. "It will celebrate the exceptional British creativity and craftsmanship that goes into making major movies here in the U.K.”
The Making of Harry Potter web site