Today Sydney welcomed a new Harry Potter exhibition in that has but both Potter fans and news media into a frenzy.
A school group of 120 wizards er students, dressed up in Potter garb Hogwarts with robes, wands and all manner of magical accessories, were invited to a sneak preview of the upcoming Harry Potter – The Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum at 11am this morning.
The expo, not due to open till November, will feature props, costumes and set replicas from the film franchise.
It's strongly rumoured that two of Kate Blanchett's children, Dashiell John and Roman Robert were done up as Wizards, skipping class (so to speak) from a Hunter's Hill educational facility.
The red hot event was opened by Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner. Most had some to see Matthew Lewis, the ultra talented 22 year-old actor who played Neville Longbottom in the flicks.
The expo has journeyed down under from New York, and is positioned to fill a need for fans of Harry Potter and the Dealthly Hallows: Part 2.
The exhibition opens at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on November 19 and runs to March 18, 2012.
The Powerhouse Museum maintains it's magic touch, and so might you if you're brave enough to attend.