MUGGLES and monsters are all invited to The Mitchell Library as it takes part in UK-wide exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

Launched today at the British Library in London and in 20 other libraries around the country, the series of displays feature specially designed panels inspired by Harry Potter.

They show images of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects featured in the British Library’s exhibition, as well as images of material from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections.

The Mitchell Library’s local connections to magic and folklore will also be showcased, and will include a privately bound 1898 copy of History of Black Magic, Gaelic Incantations from 1895, a facsimile of Audubon’s Birds of America and a facsimile of the manuscript from the Bargarran Witch Trials alongside a number of rare and interesting items from the Mitchell Library’s occult collection.

For a programme of activities see