Art Department

Hogwarts Castle Model

The scale model of Hogwarts visitors will see at the Studio Tour is a recreation of the one built by the Art Department for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. During production, the model would be filmed for exterior shots of Hogwarts with the background digitally added using Visual Effects. From the Hogwarts greenhouses to the Owlery and Boathouse, every part of Hogwarts was created in meticulous detail by a team of 86 artists and crewmembers. The model even includes more than 2,500 fibre optic lights that act as lanterns and torches passing through the hallways of the wizarding school. The work on the model was so extensive that if one was to add all the man hours that have gone into building and reworking the model, it would come to over 74 years.

Death Eaters

Though the followers of Lord Voldemort wear masks to conceal their identity, the Art Department gave each mask unique details to portray the character’s personality. Each mask was designed and etched by hand by talented Prop Makers. Play our interactive digital mask-creator and select your own personal style.