The world is full of children—and, let’s face it, adults—who have glanced longingly at the sky, hoping to spot an owl winging its way to them, Hogwarts acceptance letter in its beak. An immersive new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society is built for them—and anyone else who’s ever enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” coincides with the release of a new book of the same name and combines artifacts from the British Library and the New-York Historical Society with pieces from Rowling’s archives and her publisher, Scholastic, an audio tour voiced by Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, and a lot more. We visited the exhibit to bring you our impressions. (Hint: The whole thing is magical!)