Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Studios: Magical Objects

Hi everyone. During my trip last year I went to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter. And since this is everyone’s favourite book to move adaptation, I thought I would give you a tour of ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ while also bringing some of the books quotes to the behind the scenes of making of the movie.

We took a lot of photos during this tour, so I will these will be divided into a few different posts. This week are taking a look at all forms of magical objects in the Harry Potter series.


Ravenclaw’s Diadem

It’s a kind of crown. Ravenclaw’s was supposed to have magical properties, enhance the wisdom of the wearer.

About Ravenclaw’s Diadem: Ravenclaw’s Diadem (also known as the Lost Diadem of Ravenclaw) was the only known relic once belonging to Rowena Ravenclaw, the founder of Ravenclaw House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Etched upon its surface was Ravenclaw’s famous quote: “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” It was said to enhance the wisdom of its wearer, which is Ravenclaw House’s most treasured attribute. It has a blue sapphire shaped like an oval. The diadem was later stolen by her daughter, Helena, a fact Rowena kept a secret from the other founders ’till her death bed.

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem, Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup and Salazar Slytherin’s Locket, made up three of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes.



Golden Egg

“It was hollow and completely empty - but the moment Harry opened it, the most horrible noise, a loud and screechy wailing, filled the room. The nearest thing to it Harry had ever heard was the ghost orchestra at Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party, who had all been playing the musical saw”

About the Golden Egg: The golden egg was a magical device and the goal of the First Taskof the Triwizard Tournament. It was about the size of a regular dragon egg and placed among the female dragons’ eggs, whereViktor Krum, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, and Harry Potter had to retrieve them. This was very difficult, considering that they only hadWands and their knowledge of spells.

The eggs contained disembodied merpeople voices singing a song to the champions, letting them know that they had to come to thelake and rescue something very valuable to them, which turned out to be a person very close to each of the champions. As the voices were those of merfolk, they could only be understood underwater. If opened in open air, the egg would screech and make a horrible racket.


Golden Snitch

“Compared with the Quaffle and the Bludgers, it was tiny, about the size of a large walnut. It was bright gold and had little fluttering silver wings”

About the Golden Snitch: The Golden Snitch, often called simply the Snitch, is the third and smallest ball used in Quidditch. It is a walnut-sized gold-coloured sphere with silver wings. It flies around the Quidditch field at high speeds, sometimes pausing and hovering in place. The Seeker’s goal is to catch the Snitch before the other team’s seeker, which is worth one-hundred and fifty points. The game can only end when the Snitch has been caught, or by mutual agreement of the two teams’ Captains; the latter is very rare, however, as one team would have to lose.

The Quidditch rule also stated that only the two team’s Seeker has the right to catch (or touch) the snitch, any player other than the Seeker to do so commits a Snitchnip, which is a common foul in Qudditch.


Sword of Gryffindor

“The sword of Gryffindor was made a thousand years ago by goblins, the magical world’s most skilled metalworkers, and is therefore enchanted”

About the Sword of Gryffindor: The Sword of Gryffindor[1] was a thousand year old, goblin-made sword owned by the famed wizard Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The sword was latter used in Albus Dumbledore’s and Harry Potter’s hunt for Horcruxs, as a tool of destruction against the Horcruxs, as means to make Lord Voldemort mortal again.


Invisibility Cloak

“Harry picked the shining, silvery cloth off the floor. It was strange to the touch, like water woven into material”

About the Invisibility Cloak: An invisibility cloak is a magical garment which renders whatever it covers unseeable. They may be made from hair of Demiguise, a magical creature that possesses the power to become invisible. This property is used to make the wearer of the cloak invisible. However, as Xenophilius Lovegood tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione, such a cloak will gradually lose its effectiveness as the hair becomes more and more opaque. The cloak can also be formed from an ordinary travelling cloak, enchanted with an exceptionally strong disillusionment charm or a bedazzling hex. The cloak is also mentioned by being one of the entities in the Deathly Hallows. In the story the third brother asked for a way to hide from Death so Death himself gave the brother the cloak of invisibility.

The Monster Book of Monsters

“A vicious guide to monstrous creatures”

About the The Monster Book of Monsters: The Monster Book of Monsters, by Edwardus Lima, is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in Care of Magical Creatureswhile Rubeus Hagrid (who thought the book’s aggressive nature was funny) was the teacher.

The book will attack anyone who attempts to open it. The only way to subdue the book is to stroke its spine, upon which the book opens placidly.


Moody’s Trunk

“Dumbledore walked over to the trunk with seven locks, fitted the first key in the lock, and opened it. It contained a mass of spell-books. Dumbledore closed the trunk, placed a second key in the second lock, and opened the trunk again. The spellbooks had vanished; this time it contained an assortment of broken Sneako-scopes, some parchment and quills, and what looked like a silvery Invisibility Cloak. Harry watched, astounded, as Dumbledore placed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth keys in their respective locks, reopening the trunk each time, and revealing different contents each time. Then he placed the seventh key in the lock, threw open the lid, and Harry let out a cry of amazement. He was looking down into a kind of pit, an underground room”

About Moody’s Trunk: Moody’s Trunk was an especially bewitched magical trunk owned by Alastor Moody. It has seven locks on it, and the trunk opens to a different assortment of objects for each lock. The first compartment contained a mass of spellbooks. The second contained an assortment of broken Sneakoscopes, parchments, quills, and a silvery Invisibility cloak. Most notably, though, the seventh compartment is about 10 feet (3.0 m) deep (possibly because of the use of an Undetectable Extension Charm).


Sirius Black’s Motorcycle

“”A low rumbling sound had broken the silence around them. It grew steadily louder as they looked up and down the street for some sign of a headlight; it swelled to a roar as they both looked up at the sky – and a huge motorcycle fell out of the air…

About Sirius Black’s Motorcycle: Sirius Black’s motorbike was a motorcycle owned by Sirius Black. It has a large engine (judging by the noise made and that it can carry a sidecar). Book references to “its exhaust pipe” in the definite singular show that, if, as likely, it had more than one cylinder, they all blew into one exhaust pipe, which is likelier for a vee twin then for a parallel twin engine. It has a kickstart.
Magic made it much larger than when it was manufactured, emitting a very loud roar. When Hagrid rides it, it is large enough to fit him, ahalf-giant, and still can carry an ordinary-size person in its sidecar,. Another spell made it able to fly, fast enough to compete with a broomstick.


Knight Bus

“There was a deafening BANG, and Harry threw up his hands to shield his eyes against a sudden blinding light -With a yell, he rolled back onto the pavement, just in time. A second later, a gigantic pair of wheels and headlights screeched to a halt exactly where Harry had just been lying. They belonged, as Harry saw when he raised his head, to a triple-decker, violently purple bus, which had appeared out of thin air. Gold lettering over the windshield spelled The Knight Bus?

About the Knight Bus: The Knight Bus is a triple-decker, purple AEC Regent III RT that assists stranded individuals of the wizarding community through public transportation. It operates at a very fast speed and obstacles will jump out of its way. To hail the bus, a witch or wizard must stick their wand hand in the air in the same manner that a Muggle might do to hail a taxi, though it is possible to book tickets for travel on the bus in advance.

Inside, during the night, the Knight Bus has beds, curtained windows, candles burning in brackets beside each bed, and thirteen Sickles buys a cup of hot chocolate, while fifteen gets a hot water bottle and a toothbrush in any colour. During the day, there are just seats that are apparently not bolted down. The bus does not seem to have much in the way of safety features, as passengers and luggage alike are being thrown around the inside of the bus during its haphazard manoeuvres.


Flying Ford Anglia

“Ron was leaning out of the back window of an old turquoise car, which was parked in midair Grinning at Harry from the front seats were Fred and George, Ron’s elder twin brothers”

About the Flying Ford Anglia: The Flying Ford Anglia was a light blue Ford Anglia 105E Deluxethat was modified by Arthur Weasley to be able to fly, as well as become invisible, via the use of a specially installed device called anInvisibility Booster. It was also modified so that it could fit eight people, six trunks, two owls, and a rat comfortably.


Philosopher’s Stone

“a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal.”

About the Philosopher’s Stone: The Philosopher’s Stone was an artificial, rufescent stone with magical properties. It could be used to create the Elixir of Life, which extended the drinker’s lifespan, as well as transform any metal into pure gold.


T. M. Riddle’s Diary

“Harry saw at once that it was a diary, and the faded year on the cover told him it was fifty years old. He opened it eagerly. On the first page he could just make out the name “T M. Riddle” in smudged ink”

About T. M. Riddle’s Diary: T. M. Riddle’s Diary was a blank diary which Tom Riddletransformed into a Horcrux. This event took place in 1943, during Riddle’s fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it was the first Horcrux he ever made. Before Lord Voldemort’s first defeat in 1981, the diary was passed to Death Eater Lucius Malfoy, who kept the diary, in secret, before slipping it into Ginny Weasley’s cauldron of school supplies at Flourish and Blotts in 1992. The diary used its magical influence to possess and force Ginny to re-open the Chamber of Secrets, but it was destroyed by Harry Potter in 1993 with a basilisk’s fang.


Maraduers Map

“It was a map showing every detail of the Hogwarts castle and grounds. But the truly remarkable thing were the tiny ink dots moving around it, each labeled with a name in minuscule writing. Astounded, Harry bent over it”

About Maraduers Map: The Marauder’s Map is a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Not only does it show every classroom, every hallway, and every corner of the castle, but it also shows every inch of the grounds, as well as all the secret passages that are hidden within its walls and the location of every person in the grounds, portrayed by a dot. It is also capable of accurately identifying each person, and is not fooled by animagi, polyjuice potions, or invisibility cloaks; even the Hogwarts ghosts are not exempt from this.


Crystal Cave

“Harry squinted at it; at first, he thought it was a lamp of some kind, but then he saw that the light was coming from a stone basin rather like the Pensieve, which was set on top of a pedestal”

About the Crystal Cave: Voldemort later decided to use this cave as a location for one of his Horcruxes (Salazar Slytherin’s Locket). The Horcrux itself was in a basin filled with a potion that could not be touched, vanished, transfigured, or charmed; the only way to dispose of it was to drink it. Once drunk, though, it caused the drinker to see “terrible things”, to experience almost unbearable burning in one’s insides, and to be dehydrated. If the drinker still had strength left after consuming the potion, conjured water would vanish on them and they would have to drink from the lake; upon disturbing the water an army of Inferi would rise from the lake and attempt to kill the interloper by dragging them under the water and drowning them.


Wizard’s Chess

“They were standing on the edge of a huge chessboard, behind the black chessmen, which were all taller than they were and carved from what looked like black stone. Facing them, way across the chamber, were the white pieces. Harry, Ron and Hermione shivered slightly -the towering white chessmen had no faces”

About Wizard’s Chess: Wizard’s Chess is the enchanted variant of the classic board game in which the pieces move of their own accord when commanded by the player. When a piece is taken, it is removed by the attacking piece, often in a barbaric manner where the losing piece is smashed violently by the winning piece.


And although not technically a magical item, it really is kind of magical when you have it :)…



“Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted and seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside”

About Butterbeer: Butterbeer is a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch. It is served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and has a very slight alcoholic content.


All quotes have been taken from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and ‘about’ information has been sourced from Harry Potter Wiki. Images are owned by myself or my friend who I was travelling with.

I hope you enjoyed my stroll through The Making of Harry Potter!!


If you would like to see more of my “Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Studios”, here are the links to my previous posts:

Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Studios: Hogwarts

Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Studios: Places


What do you think?

  • Renee says:

    Ooooh Butterbeer!!!! It was delicious!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET!!!! I bought myself a time turner and thanks for reminding me of the fun I had at the tour! I have heaps of photos too!!!! Thanks for sharing Kristy!!!!
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    • Kristy says:

      I wish they sold Butterbeer here in Australia! It is yummy!

      I am glad you enjoyed the posts Renee! It is even better that they reminded you of the fun you had there :) Hopefully one day you will get to go back!

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