Number Four, Privet Drive opens its door to visitors

April 13, 2016Mandi Morrison

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All of the children are HUGE Harry Potter fans, the last time we visited I was 8 months pregnant with Viggo, he is now two and a half, so I think its about time we visited again.

I love how they add new and exciting things all of the time.

Friday 27th May (just in time for half term) sees the iconic Number four Privet Drive open its doors to the public, you can  peer into the Dursleys’ living room as the exterior set is opened especially for the Studio Tour’s 15th anniversary celebrations of the film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Open for just one week, fans will be able to walk through the front door and look into the front room where hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters will be suspended in the air as thought they have actually flown through the fireplace, as well as the actual equipment that was used to shoot that scene, this sounds pretty cool right ?

The letter that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry featured so prominently in the film that an astonishing 10,000 of these envelopes were created for the first Harry Potter film and were even printed on extra lightweight paper so the owls could carry them, I love all these interesting facts!

Four Privet Drive was the Muggle home where Harry spent most of his childhood with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and Cousin Dudley. You will probably remember the hideous furniture and appalling wallpaper.

Also on display for the first time in the Studio Tour will be the Dursleys’ costumes which proved to be a rich source of inspiration for Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky.  She remembers them being the most fun to dress, creating clothes that appeared out of date and pretentious for Mr and Mrs Dursley, as well as hideous jumpers for young Dudley.

Four Privet Drive will be open from Friday 27th May to Monday 6th June.

Will you be visiting ?

 

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