You Can Now Tour the ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Exhibit from Home (and for Free)

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Harry Potter fans, rejoice! You can tour the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition without leaving your house. Thanks to a collaboration between the British Library and Google Arts & Culture, families can visit the interactive exhibit absolutely free.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic was an exhibit held back in 2017 in London and has since been available to tour virtually online. However, its popularity has recently increased due the current social distancing restrictions taking place across the globe.

The interactive exhibit offers immersive explorations of various aspects of the wizarding world, including getting up close and personal with spell books, artwork, and magical artifacts. Visitors can also admire the sketches of Jim Kay (an illustrator of the Harry Potter covers) and even explore J. K. Rowling's early notes from when she was first conceptualizing the Harry Potter book series.

And if that’s not enough HP content to get you through this confusing time, Rowling has also created another outlet for all things magic.

Last week, the author of the popular franchise announced her newest project, “Harry Potter at Home,” a free online collection of child-friendly activities. "Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch,” Rowling wrote in a tweet.

According to the website, the new hub includes tons of resources and activities for both new readers and avid fans (like us) alike, including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the hub will provide you with the ultimate magical experience—being sorted into your Hogwarts house. (Team Griffandor, FTW).

Yup, we know what we’re doing this weekend.