This hotly anticipated exhibition that celebrates the world of fantastic beasts is being hosted at London’s Natural History Museum, opening 9th December.

UPDATE: Tickets will no longer go on sale in the week of 9th November. Please visit the Natural History Museum website for the latest information.

A new exhibition, which celebrates the magical creatures of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories alongside spellbinding real-world animals of the natural world, is coming very soon to the Natural History Museum.

The exciting new showcase is a collaboration between the Natural History Museum, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and BBC Studios and is set to display 120 exhibits. Expect everything from Nifflers and Bowtruckles (as seen in the Fantastic Beasts films) to real-life artefacts, such as the remains of a dinosaur named the Dracorex Hogwartsia – inspired by a certain magical school!

For every instance of a magical creature, as introduced to us in the Wizarding World, the exhibit will teach you about a real-world wonder of the animal kingdom too. For example, you can learn about Occamys, which can magically change size in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, while also learning about the very real Galapagos marine iguana, which can shrink its body size by twenty percent. The exhibition will also feature the Erumpent, an endangered species according to Newt Scamander, alongside real endangered species of the Muggle world.

From ancient tales of mermaids and other mysterious sea beasts, to ancient accounts of unicorns, marvel as the Wizarding World and natural world come together in this unique new exhibition. Prepare to be bewitched by the powerful combination of science, nature and imagination.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature is sponsored by Google Arts and Culture and will open at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 9th December. For more details, such as ticketing and booking information, be sure to visit the official website. You can also learn about the exhibition’s covid safety measures.

A complimentary book will be available alongside the exhibition, being published by Bloomsbury (more details here) and an upcoming BBC documentary will follow next year.

Calling all Gold Members!

Gold Members will get three days priority early access to tickets. They can also save 10% when purchasing tickets during the first two days of the priority early access window.

Fan Club Members will get 24 hour early access to tickets starting from Wednesday 11th November with General Admission to follow a day later.