Harry Potter: The Exhibition @ ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands - Alvinology

Harry Potter: The Exhibition @ ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Harry PotterTM: The Exhibition opened at ArtScience Museum on 2 June and will be run through 30 September 2012. Its first stop in Asia, this exciting and interactive exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to view iconic props, costumes and creatures displayed in immersive settings inspired by the Harry Potter film series.

Thanks to the folks from ArtScience Museum, I attended the media preview tour in the morning of 1 June, the day before its official opening.

At the session, we went on a tour of the exhibition with its creator, Mr Eddie Newquist, and ArtScience Museum’s Executive Director, Mr Nick Dixon.

During the press conference, we were greeted by two surprise guests – the actors who played the role of the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter movies!

Media conference featuring the Wesley twins
Media conference featuring the Weasley twins
Closer shot of the Wesley twins
Closer shot of the Weasley twins
Media conference group photo
Media conference group photo

 Some pictures taken during the tour:

Hogwarts™ Arrival: Entrance to the exhibition; here, you will see a replica of the Hogwarts Express.

Flying Ford Anglia car from the movie
Flying Ford Anglia car from the movie
Smoking train to Hogwarts
Smoking train to Hogwarts
Wanted poster from the movie set
Wanted poster from the movie set
Entering the exhibition galleries
Entering the exhibition galleries
My friend, Paula was working part-time as the sorting hat wizard
My friend, Paula was working part-time as the sorting hat wizard
A young girl getting the sorting hat placed on her
A young girl getting the sorting hat placed on her

Gryffindor™ Common Room: The common room, decorated in Gryffindor’s colors of scarlet and gold, is home to memorable props like, Hermione’s Time-Turner, wizard money, and assorted wands.

Moving photos
Moving photos like in Hogwarts
Movie costumes worn by the original cast of Harry Potter
Movie costumes worn by the original cast of Harry Potter

Gryffindor™ Boys’ Dormitory: Step into the boys’ dormitory and you will find props used by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley™, including Harry’s glasses and wand, the Marauder’s Map and the Howler™ sent to Ron by Mrs Weasley.

Harry Potter and Ron Wesley's dorm rooms
Harry Potter and Ron Wesley’s dorm rooms
Harry's wand, glasses and other items
Harry’s wand, glasses and other items
Ron's wand, comic books and other items
Ron’s wand, comic books and other items
Close-up of Ron Wesley's cloth
Close-up of Ron Weasley’s cloth
Luna Loveglove, Neville Longbottom and other secondary cast's items
Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom and other secondary cast’s items
The ceiling chandeliers are from the movie set too
The ceiling chandeliers are from the movie set too

Hogwarts Classes: Walk through the classrooms in Hogwarts where you will see costumes of the professors and textbooks for the different subjects. You can even try your hand at pulling a squealing Mandrake out of a pot in the Herbology classroom.

Enter the Hogwarts classrooms
Enter the Hogwarts classrooms
Professor Lockhart's stuff
Professor Lockhart’s stuff
Books by Professor Lockhart
Books by Professor Lockhart
Snipes' costume and other teachers' stuff
Snapes’ costume and other teachers’ stuff
Scary clown - anyone can ID what or who this is?
Scary clown from a scene when Professor Remus was teaching his class about Boggarts
Blue alien - another character I cannot remember. Anyone can ID this?
A pixie
Mandrakes from the movie
Mandrakes from the movie
Me pulling out a screaming Mandrake
Me pulling out a screaming Mandrake

Quidditch™: Fans of this unique game in the Harry Potter films will find uniforms of the various teams as well as the balls and broomsticks used in the matches. Try out your shooting skills by throwing Quaffles through golden hoops.

Quidditch uniforms
Quidditch uniforms
More Quidditch uniforms
More Quidditch uniforms
Quidditch hoops for kids to play with
Quidditch hoops for kids to play with
More Quidditch items, including the golden snitch
More Quidditch items, including the golden snitch

Hagrid’s Hut: Step into Hagrid’s living quarters, complete with giant chairs, a table and a fireplace. You can also find props like dragon eggs, animal cages and his trusty pink umbrella.

Harry, Ron and Hermoine's costume when they were really young
Harry, Ron and Hermoine’s costume when they were really young
Hagrid's room
Hagrid’s room

The Forbidden Forest: Wander into the Forbidden Forest and find life-size models of magical creatures like a Centaur, a Thestral, and a giant Acromantula.

The misty Forbidden Forest
The misty Forbidden Forest
A dragon head
A dragon head

Dark Forces: Evil lurks in this part of the exhibition where the costumes of Voldemort™ and his Death Eaters can be found. Get up close to Tom Riddle’s diary and a petrified Colin Creevy as you explore the darker side of Harry Potter’s world.

Lord Voldemort and young Harry's costume
Lord Voldemort and young Harry’s costume
Petrified Colin Creevy
Petrified Colin Creevy
Tom Riddle's diary
Tom Riddle’s diary
Prisoners robes
Prisoners robes
Various Voldemort's masks
Various Deatheaters’ masks
Deatheaters
Deatheaters

Great Hall: The Great Hall section in the exhibition features costumes from the Yule Ball, and props like the Triwizard Cup and O.W.L. exam papers.

Entering the Great Hall, flanked by the house colours
Entering the Great Hall, flanked by the house colours
Enter the Great Hall
Enter the Great Hall
Fancy ball costumes
Fancy ball costumes
Triwizard Cup
Triwizard Cup
Collection of assorted wands
Collection of assorted wands
Quidditch board game
Quidditch board game
Candies and snacks from the movie sets
Candies and snacks from the movie sets

Finally, there is the Gift Shop where you can find many exclusive and interesting Harry Potter souvenirs:

Enter the gift shop
Enter the gift shop
Harry Potter candy
Harry Potter candy
Hedwig the owl
Hedwig the owl
3D postcards
3D postcards
Me, decked in Hogwarts scarf and wand from the gift shop
Me, decked in Hogwarts scarf and wand from the gift shop

Amazing isn’t it?

Harry Potter fans are going to go crazy, immersing themselves into the world of Hogwarts.

Ticket prices to the Harry Potter exhibition starts at S$13 for children (aged 2 to 12) and S$20 for adults (Singapore residents). More details on the exhibition is available via the official website. 

3 comments
  1. Weasley! Not Wesley

    Luna Lovegood, not Loveglove

    The blue alien is a pixie

    Snape, not Snipe

    The clown was from the scene when Professor Remus was teaching the class about Boggarts

    The masks belong to the Death Eaters, not to Voldemort

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