5 things you need to know about the Harry Potter Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands exhibition

By Lynn Wee   — November 02, 2016
  • A comprehensive collection
    1 / 5 A comprehensive collection

    The exhibition will feature a comprehensive collection of Harry Potter stamps from all over the world, including Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.

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  • Featuring loaned collectibles
    2 / 5 Featuring loaned collectibles

    It will also feature a selection of movie memorabilia and collectibles loaned from local collectors. The items include a collector’s edition DVD disc set and a film-making book set.

     

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  • Photo opportunities
    3 / 5 Photo opportunities

    There will also be photo opportunities with familiar Harry Potter movie backdrops such as the train journey to Hogwarts and a chance to “fly” on a broomstick like a skilled Quidditch player.

     

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  • Interactive multimedia exhibits
    4 / 5 Interactive multimedia exhibits

    Children can play with the interactive multimedia exhibits designed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic‘s School of Interactive & Digital Media.

    You can wave a wand to see “magic” happen on a screen, watch portraits that “move”, or uncover “spells”at the unique heat-sensitive stamp display.

     

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  • Exhibition is free for Singaporeans and PRs
    5 / 5 Exhibition is free for Singaporeans and PRs

    Ms Tresnawati Prihadi, general manager of SPM, said: “Collecting Magic: From Stamps To Wands honours the tradition of collecting, particularly in the area of philately.

    Postage stamps, alongside community contributed collectibles, help make the Harry Potter experience more tangible and real for visitors.” 

    The best-selling Harry Potter book series, with over 450 million copies sold to date, was released from 1997 to 2007. It spawned a series of feature films, role-playing games and even theme parks.

    The opening of the play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child earlier this year in London and the impending worldwide release of the film Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them later this month has reignited Pottermania.

    The exhibition is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents while admission for foreigners is at $8 per adult and $6 per child. 

    Find out more here

    Related: 5 things you need to know about Pokemon run Singapore 2017

    A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times 

    (Photos: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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