For one week only, from Friday May 27 through to Monday June 6, the set will be part of the Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden.
Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the front door and look into the Dursleys’ front room where hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters will be suspended in the air as though they have flown through the fireplace, as they did in the iconic scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The letter that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry featured so prominently in the film that an astonishing 10,000 of these envelopes were created for the first Harry Potter film and were even printed on extra lightweight paper so the owls could carry them.
Fans will remember Number Four Private Drive as the Muddle hone where Harry spent most of his childhood with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and cousin Dudley. During production set decorators were tasked with filling the house with quirky pieces of furniture and had lots of fun sourcing the ugliest sofas, worst tiles and most unattractive curtains possible which will be on display in the dressed set.
Also on display for the first time in the Studio Tour will be the Dursleys’ costumes, which were out of date and pretentious for Mr and Mrs Dursley with hideous jumpers for young Dudley. In addition, the specially created machine used to shoot Harry’s Hogwarts letters through the letterbox will be on display.
Tickets must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or by calling 0345 084 0900 and cannot be bought at the attraction.