You’re way past eleven years old, have not received your hogwarts acceptance letter yet and stuck in the muggle world wallowing in self-pity when you know you should be at Hogwarts? Well, fret not because something magical have arrived on the shores of Singapore.
For the first time ever in Southeast Asia, Harry Potter™: The exhibition made its first stop in Singapore. Step into the Magical world of Harry Potter and relish your childhood memories. Fans will be able to see hundreds of artifacts, authentic costumes & props from the eight Harry Potter films.
Harry Potter exhibition Singapore
Harry Potter exhibition banner
Harry Potter exhibition admission ticket
Adult: $24 ($20 for Singaporean citizen)
Child (2-12 years old): $14 ($13 for Singaporean citizen)
Senior citizen (Above 65 years old): $21 ($18 for Singaporean citizen)
What better occasion other than this than to wear my Slytherin robe to the exhibition. #Slytherinpride
P.s: Was attempting to look sinister but I apparently failed, ended up with a weird expression instead:/
Wore my Slytherin robe to the Harry Potter exhibition ^^v [Photo Credit: YiiMei]
Group shot with friends inside the Artscience museum. About to step into the magical world of Harry Potter in a bit… [Photo credit: YiiMei]
There’re 9 parts to this exhibition in total:
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: A replica of the Hogwarts express, owl cages and luggages, Sirius Black’s wanted poster.
-Gryffindor Common Room
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Hermione’s time turner, Galleons, Assorted wands, The Fat lady, Pumpkin juice, Quibbler, Nevielle Longbottom’s wand, Katie Bell’s cursed necklace
-Gryffindor Boy’s Dormitory
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Harry’s bed, Harry’s wand, Harry’s glasses, Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter, Ron’s messy bed, Ron’s jumper, Ron’s Howler sent by Mrs. Weasley, The Marauder’s Map, Golden egg
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Gilderoy Lockhart’s wand, Books written by Gilderoy Lockhart, The Boggart cupboard, the clown, Advanced potion textbook, Professor Snape’s costume, Professor’s Slughorn’s costume, Cornish pixie, Ponama Sprout’s costume, Mandrakes (You’ll be able to pull a squelching mandrake out from its pot. Be careful though because it’s pretty heavy and it can get irritating after a while).
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Different Quidditch costumes. You can attempt to throw the through the Quaffle through the hoop!
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Buckbeak, Harry, Ron & Hermione’s attire from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hagrid’s attire (He’s really tall!), Hagrid’s huge sofa.
-The Forbidden Forest
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Centaurs, Acromantula, Head of Hungarian horntail (if I did not remember wrongly), Thestral. A Thestral can only be seen by someone who had seen death. Does it mean that I saw death? :O
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Quirinus Quirrell’s costume, a petrified Colin Creevy, the 6 Horcruxes, Kreacher, Costumes of the Prisoners of Azkaban, Voldemort’s robe, Death eater’s masks.
What are some of the things you’ll get to see: Banners of the 4 houses. Umbridge’s proclaimations, Costumes from the Yule Ball, Triwizard cup, some wands from the Weasley family, Quidditch board game, candies and food from the movie.
This is definitely a must-go for Potterheads but I thought it was too short an exhibition. It ended much faster than expected and I did not spend as much time in there as I did in other exhibitions that I went to previously. Nevertheless, it’s worth going as you’ll not only get to see authenic props used/worn by the actors from the movies, it’ll also bring back lotsa childhood memories if you grew up reading and watching Harry Potter. AND you’ll also be able to buy some cool items from the exhibition shop! Oh, I decided to make the Hogwarts express train tickets for my friends and myself to add to the Potter atmosphere. You can check ‘em out here!
You’ll walk into the exhibition’s shop straight after the Great Hall. The exhibition shop is built to resemble Diagon Alley (So cool right!). Guess what? I spotted Hedwig at Diagon Alley! I decided to take a photo with her but Hedwig wasn’t very cooperative. Seems like she prefers spreading her wings and soaring in the air than cuddling.
Aww…Hedwig is so soft and fluffy~! [Photo Credit: Andrea]
These are the prices for some of the items sold at the exhibition shop:
Hogwarts crest hoodie (Black): $65 for children, $75 for adults
Gryffindor crest hoodie (Red): $65 for children, $75 for adults
Hedwig Tote Bag: $40
Hogwarts crest tote bag: $40
House Beanies: $32 each
House Scarfs: $40 each
House Ties: $27 each
Harry Potter Replica Glasses: $16
Mugs: $25 each
All Wands: $75 (Not sure if it’s for all designs)
Dumbledore’s Army Wand Set: $350
Hedwig Key Ring: $12
Leatherette bookmark: $10
Marauder’s Map: $60
Hogwarts Crest Tea Towel: $30
Chocolate Frog (comes with a collectible wizard card): $6
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans: $6
Harry Potter Exhibition Official Guide Book: $30
Harry Potter Flim wizardy book: $120
Tales of Beedle the Bard: $32
Sirius Black wanted poster: $20
Harry’s Undesirable number one poster: $20
Exhibition Guide with Harry’s Hogwarts letter of acceptance: $30
House Pens: $40 each
House crest stickers (Comes in a set of 4): $12
Hedwig Keychain $12
Here’s what I bought back from the exhibition. I wanted to get the hoodie too but they were only left with 2XLs sizes so the staff asked me to leave my contact behind. They’ll contact me once the sizes are restocked (The service is only available to local citizens)! Didn’t get the other stuff because they were exorbitantly overpriced. You can easily get some of them online for cheaper.
Photo of Hogwarts hoodie added on the 9th of June:
Got my Hogwarts hoodie from the Harry Potter exhibition already! Collected it from the Artscience museum on the 9th of June.
Here are the stuff I bought from the exhibition:
Magical items I bought from the Harry Potter exhibition
Was given a huge paper bag to keep the 3 packets of chocolate frogs and 3 boxes of Every flavour beans that I bought but who’s complaining! The paper bag is so pretty!
Chocolate frog cards
Chocolate frog cards I got: Gilderoy Lockhart, Mr Olllivander & Donaghan Tremlett. Regretted not buying more chocolate frogs. I wanted Severus Snape’s chocolate frog card but I didn’t get it with the 3 chocolate frogs that I bought.
In case you’re wondering, there’re a total of 16+1 collectible chocolate frog cards in total: Albus Dumbledore, Madam Rolanda Hooch, Minerva mcGonagall, Ponama Sprout, Severus Snape, Rubeus Hagrid, Madame Pince, Mr. Ollivander, Gilderoy Lockhart, Voldemort, Filius Flitwick, Quirinus Quirell, The Potter family, Donaghan Tremlett, Osrino Thruston, Heathcote Barbary and a guest appearence by Myron Wagtail.
Bertie Botts’s Every Flavour Beans:
Bertie Botts’s Every Flavour Beans
Potterheads would definitely not want to give this a miss but it’s definitely not for the weak-hearted! I’ve tried Black pepper, earwax, dirt, grass and soap flavour so far and dirt is the worst so far! Felt so sick after eating the dirt flavour bean. Well, I wouldn’t spoil it for you by describing the flavour of each bean so try it yourself let let me know which you like best. Do look out for the vomit flavour bean though, It’s ………
Pretty disappointed that the packaging of the chocolate frogs and Every flavour beans are not the same as in the movies.
Photography is not allowed (You wouldn’t want to be stupified!) and I don’t have a pensive like Dumbledore’s to store this wonderful memory of this visit. So, if you’re intending to bring some of the magic back from the exhibition like I did, my suggestion is to check and compare the prices online first before going for the exhibition so that you won’t be left with a hole in your pocket. Some items can be bought online at a cheaper price BUT you may not be able to find some items online at all. So check and double-check! You wouldn’t want to leave the exhibition thinking that you’ll be able to buy X item you saw at the exhibiton online, only to find out much later that it’s not available online (or way more expensive).
Remember to bring enough Galleons because only Mastercard and Visa is accepted other than cash. NETS is not accepted.
Some of the exhibits can be found outside the Artscience museum so don’t forget to catch a glimpse of ‘em! This giant knight chess piece from Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets can be found at just outside Sephora at The Shoppee:
Giant knight chess piece outside Sephora [Photo Credit: YiiMei]
This is just one of the 3 (look out for the Death eater and Dolores Umbridge attire one too).
Harry Potter™: The exhibition will be on at the Artscience museum at Marina Bay Sands from 2nd of June till 30th of September so hurry and get there (By the Knight Bus, Broomstick, Floo powder, Hogwarts express, Apparation or by any other way you can think of) before the Ministry of Magic brings them back to Hogwarts!