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Video: Inside Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Updated
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Written by Red   
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 23:42

USA Today has released a video showing the inside of the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, including the Gryffindor boys' dormitory, Hagrid's Hut, the Herbology classroom, the Great Hall and more, as well as new display photos and details about the entire set.

New photos from the display can be seen here, thanks to Snitch Seeker.

Beds used by Harry and his best friend, Ron Weasley, a Hogwarts acceptance letter and Harry's spectacles and wand are among treasures on display. So is a pink box of "love potion chocolates," which figures in Half-Blood Prince. On an optional audio tour, filmmakers describe artifacts and their relevance.

The most important and fragile items are in glass cases, and railings prevent visitors from touching, but most objects are close enough to examine fine details, such as the snake clasps on Lucius Malfoy's cloak and Lord Voldemort's hand-carved wand.
Hogwarts' Great Hall, complete with lighted candles overhead, is the most dramatic stop on the tour. There are lavish (but obviously faux) displays of food, intricate costumes and a batch of props used in Yule Ball scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, including Cho Chang's tiny earrings.

There are so many small items on display that visitors might have to hunt for their favorites. The Golden Snitch used in Quidditch matches is here, its wings spread. The Time-Turner used by Harry and Hermione Granger to travel back in time in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is in a case. The Monster Book of Monsters, a book about monsters that actually is a monster, is on a shelf in Hagrid's hut and has minutely detailed teeth and claws.

Other elements are grandly theatrical. Bad guy Voldemort's flowing costume is on a larger-than-life mannequin, the Goblet of Fire casket is imposing, and giant chess pieces from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone seem to have been hewn from solid rock.

The exhibition will be open to the public this coming Thursday, April 30th.

Update:Â New photos from Harry Potter: The Exhibition, have been released and can all be seen here, thanks to SS.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:30