A Hogwarts lavatory seat is the seat of a lavatory from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

On 1 September, 1991, George Weasley joked that he would send his sister Ginny one of these, a reference to her mother's statement that she didn't want to get one more owl that he and Fred had "blown up a toilet."[1]

Around the end of the school year in 1992, Fred and George Weasley attempted to send Harry Potter one of these while he was in the Hospital Wing, recovering from his ordeal with Professor Quirinus Quirrell / Lord Voldemort in the Underground Chambers. It was intercepted, however, by Madam Pomfrey, who felt that it might not be hygienic[2] and therefore stored it temporarily in a nearby closet.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • According to James and Oliver Phelps, the craziest thing that a fan of theirs has ever done was to bring them a "toilet seat to sign... a toilet seat with a Hogwarts crest."[4]
  • In both the U.S. and U.K. versions, it is referred to in Chapter 6 as "toilet seat," but in Chapter 17 of the U.K. edition, it is given as "lavatory seat."


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  3. Pottermore
  4. LeakyNews - MegaCon Q&A with James & Oliver Phelps