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Hagrid's motorbike

Hagrid riding his motorbike with Harry Potter in the sidecar in a scene from the film

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, 2010

16 May to 9 June 2016

Free display

This motorbike and sidecar belongs to Harry Potter’s loyal friend Hagrid, the gamekeeper at Hogwarts. You can see it parked in the Museum of Liverpool atrium for a few weeks this summer.

The bike was given to Hagrid by Sirius Black. In one incredible scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Harry and Hagrid embark on a dangerous chase, including a hair-raising journey through an underground road tunnel. The scene was filmed in the Birkenhead Queensway tunnel.  

The bike is a Royal Enfield, Bullet 500 with a 499cc petrol engine. It was registered in 2009 and modified for the film in the same year, including having this sidecar fitted.

St Helen’s born Director David Yates directed the film in 2009, and he returned to Liverpool in 2015 to film the all new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Key scenes were filmed at the Cunard Building and in St George’s Hall and the film will be released in November 2016. 

On loan from Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Limited.

More to see

You can find out more about Liverpool and the silver screen in the exhibition Reel Stories on the first floor, a celebration of the city's starring role in films from the past 60 years through original film posters and memorabilia. 

Discover more of the magic of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.