Harry Potter's Hogwarts acceptance letter from the film Photo credit: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Australians who struggle to look at passing owls without checking whether they are holding a Hogwarts acceptance letter will soon have a new place to indulge some of their wildest Harry Potter fantasies.
The largest Harry Potter store in the country will open in Melbourne on Friday, giving fans the chance to pick up merchandise and take happy snaps inspired by the series of books and movies.
Aficionados can visit the 500 square metre-shop at Myer in the CBD to be pictured next to a trolley entering Platform 9 3/4, akin to the one permanently set up at Kings Cross Station in London.
That's where Harry pushed his possessions through a brick wall and boarded the train to Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards, in the world created by author JK Rowling.
Mythical toys, stationary, costumes, homewares and apparel will be on sale, including a selection of 20 wands specific to characters from the series.
People hoping to catch the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is currently running at the Princess Theatre, will also be able to buy tickets on site.
The cast of the show will mark the shop's opening by performing a song outside Myer at Bourke Street Mall on Friday.
Product demonstrations will also be held across the opening weekend, while children can dabble in magic-themed face paint and colouring in.
Myer's chief customer officer Geoff Ikin says the concept store will save Harry Potter fans from needing to travel internationally to access some products and photo opportunities.
"(It) will create a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia," he said.
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