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Find out more about some of the Oxford locations used in the film.
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Take a look at our gallery of Oxford locations used in the film.

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Here's some more information on those Oxford locations.

Where:
Divinity School, Bodleian Library
.
Harry's world:
Used in both films as Hogwarts Sanatorium.
The look:
The ceiling features images of beasts and biblical scenes. Described by experts as a "masterpiece of English Gothic architecture".
Day job:
Built in 1488 for the teaching of theology at Oxford University.
Visitors:
Welcome, during opening hours.

Where:
Duke Humfrey's Library
.
Harry's world:
Hogwarts Library.
The look:
Duke Humfrey's has more than 80 miles of book shelves, making it one of the most complete libraries in the world.
Lots of old volumes give ideal gothic/Potteresque feel.
Day job:
Read-only facility frequented by swotting students.
Visitors:
Can only be seen as part of a guided tour.

Christ Church
Where:
Christ Church College's dining hall.
Harry's world:
Hogwarts dining hall (used in the sorting ceremony).
The look:
The building has a hammerbeam roof and was built in the 1500s but was updated with century battlements and pinnacles in the 19th century.
Day job:
Still used for meals by students at this famous Uni college.
Visitors:
Christ Church is open to the public most days in the year. It is closed on Christmas day.


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