Learn How Harry Potter and History Collide at the Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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In a Nutshell

Museum educator Emily Turner uses the Met’s exhibits to illuminate the ways in which Harry Potter draws on history and mythology

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The Deal

  • $40 for one admission to a 90-minute Harry Potter-themed tour with Emily Turner
  • When: select dates, July 25–31
  • Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

The Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t quite Hogwarts, but many of the stories behind its exhibitions and artifacts share a common lineage with those in the Harry Potter Universe. During a 90-minute tour, you’ll learn about how Harry Potter touches upon Greek and Roman mythology and examine objects tied to those myths. Museum educator Emily Turner peppers the adventure with Harry Potter trivia along the way, awarding House points to guests with the most wizardly wisdom.

  • The History Behind Harry Potter
    Find out where J.K. Rowling’s fantastical fiction meets real-world history.

  • Bring Your Own Wand
    You’re encouraged (but not required) to dress as your favorite Harry Potter character.

  • Customized Tour
    Each tour will differ depending on the interests of the guests and which galleries are open.

  • Compete for Prizes
    Tour guide Emily Turner rewards guests’ knowledge of Hogwarts lore with small prizes given out following trivia questions.

Your Host

Emily Turner Emily Turner
Museum Educator / Writer

As a guide on walking tours and gallery programs at New York museums, Emily Turner has developed a rich understanding of history and its attendant artifacts. As an avid reader, she’s counted the Harry Potter series as a part of her own history since she was 10 years-old. Through her Harry Potter-themed tours of the Met she blends these two passions, wrapping real-world history in the bewitching veneer of Hogwarts.

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    New York, NY 10028

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