Matt Lewis to Appear at National Railway Museum York’s Wizard Weekend

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Aug 09, 2010

Posted by John Admin

The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York, UK is holding a Wizard Weekend event this Saturday and Sunday, the 14th and 15th of August. At this special event, cab access to Olton Hall, the steam engine used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films, will be free, allowing attendees to have photos taken of them as they pretend to drive the train. The event description also promises “special performances” from mischievous wizards at 11.15am and 3.15pm. Owls from the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre at Sion Hill Hall will also be at the event between 10am and 5pm.

On Sunday, 15th August, Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) will be signing autographs at the National Railway Museum from 11-12.00 and 12.30-1.30pm. Additionally, anyone able to get to the Museum for 10am on the Sunday can enter a competition to win a face-to-face interview with Lewis; more details on how to enter, as well as the full terms and conditions, can be found here on the NRM website.

According to the website, the event is free and suitable for all ages.

Many thanks, Tom, for emailing in!





24 Responses to Matt Lewis to Appear at National Railway Museum York’s Wizard Weekend

Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: First! I Love you Neville :DAvatar Imageksddancer says: Awesome job Matt! I love your character!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I would LOVE to do a face to face interview. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Awesome for Matt! Love you Neville!Avatar ImageSindi says: Wow sounds awesome! :D Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: so awesomewish it was hereAvatar ImageDespina says: OMG I'll be in York on the 14th and 15th!!! Now that's a coincidence!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Sounds awesome for you Matt!Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Brilliant! I'm gonna try and get there. It sounds great! Love you, Neville! x)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Fail! Why on the website to they keep calling the train Hogwarts Castle. It's the Hogwarts Express. Again: fail!Avatar ImageNundu says: KiwiMcl, the train itself is labeled 'Hogwarts Castle', which is it's destination. Presumably the 'Express' is the Hogwarts Castle train which runs exclusively to Hogwarts on specific dates with no stops in between (hence 'express'). That being said, if you get the chance, go! It's lots of fun. I've done the North Yorkshire Moors train from Pickering to Goathland, which portrays Hogsmead in the first film. It's a pleasant diversion, especially when the round little lady comes by, knocks on your compartment and asks 'Anything off the trolley, dears?' :DAvatar ImageXyra44 says: This is so awesome! I'm going to tell my friends in NY so they can go. :)Avatar ImageFresca says: York is a wonderful city, so if you haven't gone to see the sights, the train museum will be brilliant. Then there is York Cthedral, Yorvik, and the wonderful old walls around the city. They just excavated gladiator bones near or in York too. If you can go, have a great time!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds great!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds great!Avatar Imagemark707 says: is they didn't write his name i wouldn't believe he's the same guy who played neville's role in the first movie..i mean he looks like tom cruz nowAvatar Imageniamh_hanna_finnigan says: I wish I could go, but I'm at my sister's baby shower and no-one would be able to go with me =( Everyone that is going - have fun!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wait. I thought that the train was in Orlando for the WWoHP or in Toronto at the Science Centre. I have been to both and they both have the train or two identical ones!!! I am confused!!!Avatar Imagetgfoy says: No this loco has never left the Uk, it was built to a GWR design and will presumably at some point return to original livery of Brunswick green at some point, probably at next overhaul, now filming is over. Olton Hall has had an illustrious career separate to association with its role as the loco featured in all the HP movies so far. The one at the theme park is a replica built for the Park I understand, not even sure if it is metal. As for the Loco at Toronto I am intrigued and know nothing about it, Hopefully see lots of you at the NRM, perhaps we should have a way of telling who is there from Leaky? . TomAvatar Imagetgfoy says: No this loco has never left the Uk, it was built to a GWR design and will presumably at some point return to original livery of Brunswick green at some point, probably at next overhaul, now filming is over. Olton Hall has had an illustrious career separate to association with its role as the loco featured in all the HP movies so far. The one at the theme park is a replica built for the Park I understand, not even sure if it is metal. As for the Loco at Toronto I am intrigued and know nothing about it, Hopefully see lots of you at the NRM, perhaps we should have a way of telling who is there from Leaky? . TomAvatar Imagetgfoy says: Confused as to why that posted twice. my apologies to all.Avatar Imagehewy says: The NRM sounds amazing. Would love to do a tour of UK and see all the sights. Will have to settle for seeing the duplicate engine at WWoHP in September. Very kind of Matt to be there and do autographs.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How nice...Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Oh brilliant I never knew about that train ride nundu, especially the woman who asks: "Anything off the trolley, dears?" Genius. I saw it written on the side as the destination. Just never mentioned on the whole website that it was the Hogwarts Express

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