Experience the Magic of Harry Potter

Since November 2011, the Harry Potter Exhibition housed at the Powerhouse Museum has given Sydney the excitement and wonder of seeing hundreds of iconic props and costumes that appeared the Harry Potter film series.  It is a treat for movie enthusiasts to see each character’s wands and outfits, the flying car, the Horcruxes, the Twizard Cup, pieces from the Wizard’s Chess, the Invisibility Cloak and the full version of Buckbeak.  You can also experience playing a miniature Quidditch, lifting the screaming Mandrakes and a sit on Hagrid’s massive chair inside his hut.

Being fans of the movie franchise, the Husband and I can’t let the exhibition pass without seeing it.  We waited for a long time for the exhibition to arrive in Sydney and finally we saw it this month.

I felt a sense of nostalgia as we were about to enter the exhibition that I can’t help but say, “Imagine, we grew up with these films.”  It was a bit similar to that sentimental feeling when we saw the last Harry Potter film, however, this time I had feelings of thrill as well because the exhibition really made us feel like we were part of the movies’ journey throughout the years.  The experience made us love the Harry Potter films even more as each item helped us remember the most memorable scenes from the film series.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, I recommend that you experience the magic of Harry Potter one last time. The exhibition is currently showing at the Powerhouse Museum (500 Harris Street Ultimo, Sydney) until 18 March 2012. Tickets available at ticketek.com.au

Just a few tips for you:

Buy tickets online and avoid the queue and disappointments when tickets are sold out for the day.

Arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes prior to the time printed on your ticket. Late arrivals will be guaranteed prompt admission and will have to wait until the next session.

A few things not allowed inside the exhibition: food, drinks, taking photographs and videos and touching the artefacts.

Once you’re inside the exhibition, you can spend as much time as you want.  So just relax and take time looking thru each artefact.  Enjoy!

Want to bring home some Harry Potter souvenirs?  The museum’s shop has several Harry Potter merchandise to choose from.  You can pay by cash or credit (with a surcharge of 2.5%).

Ibyang Sanchez is a food and lifestyle blogger.  See more of her Harry Potter Exhibition photos at her personal blog “A Wife’s Charmed Life” http://awifescharmedlife.blogspot.com/

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