November 10, 2010
'Harry Potter' museum set to open in the UK
Exhibit will form part of a new UK base for Hollywood studio Warner Bros
A Harry Potter museum is set to open in the UK, as the studio behind the films, Warner Bros, looks to establish a permanent base in Britain. The Hollywood giant would be the first American company to have a full-time film base in Britain.
It wouldn't only mean a £100 million boost for the UK film industry – Warner Bros hope to make the studio a tourist attraction by creating a film museum celebrating the Harry Potter films, reports The Guardian.
While the Harry Potter exhibit is not expected to be a theme park, the exhibition will feature film sets, costumes, make-up and creature designs from the film series.
It has been suggested the attraction could create 300 new jobs.
It will come as welcome news to British Harry Potter fans, following complaints that a theme park based on the teen wizard's adventure was built in America rather than the UK, where the books were written and much of the filming for the movies took place.
Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Orlando earlier this year.
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