Gringotts may be the most notoriously difficult bank to enter in the world — at least, in the Harry Potter world — though it recently became much easier to approach the pointy-eared tellers and reach your gold-filled vault. On April 3, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter began offering tours of the 16,500-square-foot set of Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The set served as the backdrop for some of the most epic scenes in the movies, including Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s polyjuice-fueled mission into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault.
Lined with huge marble pillars, the grand banking hall is decorated with massive crystal chandeliers and intricate details like inkwells, quills, ledgers, and piles of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts at the goblins’ desks. You’ll see the costumes and prosthetics used by Bogrod, Griphook, and other goblin bankers, and they look exactly as they do on screen. But the most engaging part of the tour is a walk through the Lestrange vault, where the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s cup are located in the film.
The bank is the studio’s largest addition to its behind-the-scenes set tours. Tickets must be booked in advance, and cost $48 for children ages five to 15, and $58 for adults. A family of four can enter for $192.
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This article has been updated on May 14, 2019.