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{{Quote|Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.|Strapline.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.|Strapline.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
'''Ollivanders Wand Shop''' in [[Diagon Alley South Side|South Side]], [[Diagon Alley]], London, is owned by the [[Ollivander family]] and run by an older family member [[Garrick Ollivander]], known only as Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander has been serving as the family shopkeeper at least since the 1930s, and remembers every wand he's ever sold. The Ollivander family are widely acknowledged to be the best wandmakers in Britain, and rank among the finest wandmakers in [[Europe]]. Wandmaking has been the family business since 382 B.C. Although there are other wandmakers in Britain, most new British wands are purchased from Ollivanders, including almost all first wands purchased by incoming Hogwarts students. There is also an Ollivanders Wand Shop in [[Hogsmeade]].
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'''Ollivanders Wand Shop''' in [[Diagon Alley South Side|South Side]], [[Diagon Alley]], London, is owned by the [[Ollivander family]] and run by an older family member [[Garrick Ollivander]], known only as Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander has been serving as the family shopkeeper at least since the 1930s, and remembers every wand he's ever sold. The Ollivander family are widely acknowledged to be the best [[wandmaker]]s in Britain, and rank among the finest wandmakers in [[Europe]]. Wandmaking has been the family business since 382 B.C. Although there are other wandmakers in Britain, most new British wands are purchased from Ollivanders, including almost all first wands purchased by incoming Hogwarts students. There is also an Ollivanders Wand Shop in [[Hogsmeade]].
   
 
==Diagon Alley==
 
==Diagon Alley==
 
===History===
 
===History===
 
====[[B.C. era|382 B.C.]]====
 
====[[B.C. era|382 B.C.]]====
It is believed by [[Garrick Ollivander]], a descendant of the original [[Ollivander (382 B.C. era)|Ollivander]], that the founder of Ollivanders Wand Shop arrived with the Romans, setting up a stall (which, in due course, evolved into a shop) to manufacture and sell [[wand]]s to the ancient British wizards, whose wands were crudely-made and inferior in quality and performance.<ref name="pottermore">Pottermore background information on [[Garrick Ollivander]] (transcription available [http://pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/8985212796/ollivanders-backstory here])</ref>
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It is believed by [[Garrick Ollivander]], a descendant of the original [[Ollivander (382 B.C. era)|Ollivander]], that the founder of Ollivanders Wand Shop arrived with the Romans, setting up a stall (which, in due course, evolved into a shop) to manufacture and sell [[wand]]s to the ancient British wizards, whose wands were crudely-made and inferior in quality and performance.<ref name="pottermore">Pottermore background information on [[Garrick Ollivander]] (transcription available [http://archive.is/20130109194434/pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/8985212796/ollivanders-backstory here])</ref>
   
 
====[[1991]]====
 
====[[1991]]====
[[File:Shop.JPG|thumb|left|220px|Ollivanders shop in [[1991]].]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Ollivander|Curious...very curious...|Harry Potter|Sorry, but what's curious?|Ollivander|I remember every single wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar.|Ollivander on Harry Potter's wand|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Ollivander|Curious...very curious...|Harry Potter|Sorry, but what's curious?|Ollivander|I remember every single wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar.|Ollivander on Harry Potter's wand|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
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[[File:Shop.png|thumb|left|254px|Ollivanders shop in [[1991]].]]
 
In [[1991]], [[Harry Potter]] was taken to Ollivanders by [[Rubeus Hagrid]] in order to get Harry a wand for his [[first year]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Harry tried dozens of wands before he was chosen by a [[Harry Potter's wand|wand of Holly and Phoenix Feather]]. Mr. Ollivander said that he had remembered every wand he had ever sold, and he found it curious that Harry should be destined for a wand that was brother to [[Tom Riddle's wand|the one]] that had killed Harry's parents, and had almost killed him.
 
In [[1991]], [[Harry Potter]] was taken to Ollivanders by [[Rubeus Hagrid]] in order to get Harry a wand for his [[first year]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Harry tried dozens of wands before he was chosen by a [[Harry Potter's wand|wand of Holly and Phoenix Feather]]. Mr. Ollivander said that he had remembered every wand he had ever sold, and he found it curious that Harry should be destined for a wand that was brother to [[Tom Riddle's wand|the one]] that had killed Harry's parents, and had almost killed him.
   
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====[[1996]] and [[1997]]====
 
====[[1996]] and [[1997]]====
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{{Quote|Oh no — not Ollivanders, everybody got their first wands from here.|Hermione Granger upon discovering Ollivanders shop abandoned.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
   
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[[File:OllivandersWandShop.jpg|thumb|212px|The exterior of the shop before Ollivander's kidnapping.]]
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In [[1996]], [[Alexandra Walker]] attempted to rob the shop. This event made [[Daily Prophet]] headlines. When [[Harry Potter]] visited Diagon Alley in his sixth year, he found Ollivanders shop boarded up and its owner gone as he was kidnapped by [[Fenrir Greyback]] and a group of [[Death Eaters]]. He was tortured for an explanation why Voldemort's wand and [[Harry Potter]]'s wand couldn't battle. Under the [[Cruciatus Curse]], he told Voldemort that it was because of the twin cores, and that all [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] needed to do was use another wand.
   
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Ollivander was tortured and held in the cellar of [[Malfoy Manor]] until [[Dobby]] rescued him,[[Luna Lovegood| Luna Lovegood]] and [[Dean Thomas]]. After recovering at [[Shell Cottage]], He went to the Weasley children's great-aunt [[Muriel]]'s place to be protected under the [[Fidelius Charm]]. Whilst there, he made a wand for Luna as a thank you gift for the comfort and care she had given him during the incarceration. His shop is most likely to have reopened after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
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===Description===
   
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[[File:Wands_display_at_Ollivander's_Shop_(1991).JPG|thumb|left|235px|Wands display at Ollivanders Shop.]]
   
{{Quote|Oh no - not Ollivanders, everybody got their first wands from here.|Hermione Granger upon discovering Ollivanders shop abandoned.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
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The shop was described as narrow and shabby with peeling gold letters over the door of the shop read: ''Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.''
 
In [[1996]], [[Alexandra Walker]] attempted to rob the shop. This event made [[Daily Prophet]] headlines. When [[Harry Potter]] visited Diagon Alley in his sixth year, he found Ollivanders shop boarded up and its owner gone as he was kidnapped by [[Fenrir Greyback]] and a group of [[Death Eaters]]. He was tortured f[[File:OllivandersWandShop.jpg|thumb|306px|The exterior of the shop before Ollivanders kidnapping]]or an explanation why Voldemort's wand and [[Harry Potter]]'s wand couldn't battle. Under the [[Cruciatus Curse]], he told Voldemort that it was because of the twin cores, and that all [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] needed to do was use another wand.
 
 
Ollivander was tortured and held in the cellar of [[Malfoy Manor]] until [[Dobby]] rescued him,[[Luna Lovegood| Luna Lovegood]] and [[Dean Thomas]]. After recovering at [[Shell Cottage]], He went to the Weasley children's great-aunt [[Muriel]]'s place to be protected under the [[Fidelius Charm]]. Whilst there, he made a wand for Luna as a thank you gift for the comfort and care she had given him during the incarceration. His shop is most likely to have reopened after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
 
===Description===
 
[[File:Wands_display_at_Ollivander's_Shop_(1991).JPG|thumb|left|250px|Wands display at Ollivanders Shop.]]
 
Peeling gold letters over the door of the shop read: ''Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.''
 
   
 
The shop's display consisted of a [[Wand in the window at Ollivanders Wand Shop|solitary wand lying]] on a faded purple cushion in the dusty window. The shop was tiny, empty except for a single, spindly chair in the corner. Thousands of narrow boxes containing wands were piled right up to the ceiling of the tiny shop, and the whole place had a thin layer of dust about it.
 
The shop's display consisted of a [[Wand in the window at Ollivanders Wand Shop|solitary wand lying]] on a faded purple cushion in the dusty window. The shop was tiny, empty except for a single, spindly chair in the corner. Thousands of narrow boxes containing wands were piled right up to the ceiling of the tiny shop, and the whole place had a thin layer of dust about it.
   
 
==Hogsmeade==
 
==Hogsmeade==
[[File:Ollivanders Hogsmeade.jpg|thumb|right|The [[Hogsmeade]] local branch.]]
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[[File:Ollivanders Hogsmeade.jpg|thumb|210px|right|The [[Hogsmeade]] local branch.]]
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There was a branch of Ollivanders Wand Shop in [[Hogsmeade]]. Located in [[High Street]], this branch was very similar to its counterpart in [[Diagon Alley]]. It was run by an [[Unidentified Ollivander's associate|associate]] of [[Garrick Ollivander]].
 
There was a branch of Ollivanders Wand Shop in [[Hogsmeade]]. Located in [[High Street]], this branch was very similar to its counterpart in [[Diagon Alley]]. It was run by an [[Unidentified Ollivander's associate|associate]] of [[Garrick Ollivander]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:B1C5M4.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Interior of Ollivanders]]
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*Despite [[Garrick Ollivander]]'s claims that the original Ollivander arrived to [[Great Britain]] with the Romans, this individual started his wand-making business in [[B.C. era|382 B.C.]] but the Roman conquest of Britain (''Britannia'') only began effectively [[First millennium A.D.|A.D. 43]], under Emperor Claudius.
*Despite [[Garrick Ollivander]]'s claims that the original Ollivander arrived to [[Great Britain]] with the Romans, this individual started his wand-making business in [[B.C. era|382 B.C.]] but the Roman conquest of Britain (''Britannia'') only began effectively 45 B.C.,under Roman dictator Julius Ceasar.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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{{Hogsmeade}}
   
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[[it:Negozio di bacchette magiche di Olivander]]
 
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[[pl:Sklep Ollivandera]]
 
[[Category:Diagon Alley]]
 
[[Category:Diagon Alley]]
 
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[[Category:Shops]]
[[Category:Ollivander's possessions|Wand Shop]]
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Latest revision as of 12:26, May 15, 2014

Ollivanders
Ollivanders Wand Shop
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Garrick Ollivander

"Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C."
—Strapline.[src]

Ollivanders Wand Shop in South Side, Diagon Alley, London, is owned by the Ollivander family and run by an older family member Garrick Ollivander, known only as Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander has been serving as the family shopkeeper at least since the 1930s, and remembers every wand he's ever sold. The Ollivander family are widely acknowledged to be the best wandmakers in Britain, and rank among the finest wandmakers in Europe. Wandmaking has been the family business since 382 B.C. Although there are other wandmakers in Britain, most new British wands are purchased from Ollivanders, including almost all first wands purchased by incoming Hogwarts students. There is also an Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade.

Diagon AlleyEdit

HistoryEdit

382 B.C.Edit

It is believed by Garrick Ollivander, a descendant of the original Ollivander, that the founder of Ollivanders Wand Shop arrived with the Romans, setting up a stall (which, in due course, evolved into a shop) to manufacture and sell wands to the ancient British wizards, whose wands were crudely-made and inferior in quality and performance.[1]

1991Edit

Ollivander: "Curious...very curious..."
Harry Potter: "Sorry, but what's curious?"
Ollivander: "I remember every single wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar."
— Ollivander on Harry Potter's wand[src]
Shop

Ollivanders shop in 1991.

In 1991, Harry Potter was taken to Ollivanders by Rubeus Hagrid in order to get Harry a wand for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry tried dozens of wands before he was chosen by a wand of Holly and Phoenix Feather. Mr. Ollivander said that he had remembered every wand he had ever sold, and he found it curious that Harry should be destined for a wand that was brother to the one that had killed Harry's parents, and had almost killed him.

1992Edit

During the Christmas holidays, Ollivanders was closed with a small notice on the door, which read "Wandered out for a spell, will return later".[2]

1996 and 1997Edit

"Oh no — not Ollivanders, everybody got their first wands from here."
—Hermione Granger upon discovering Ollivanders shop abandoned.[src]
OllivandersWandShop

The exterior of the shop before Ollivander's kidnapping.

In 1996, Alexandra Walker attempted to rob the shop. This event made Daily Prophet headlines. When Harry Potter visited Diagon Alley in his sixth year, he found Ollivanders shop boarded up and its owner gone as he was kidnapped by Fenrir Greyback and a group of Death Eaters. He was tortured for an explanation why Voldemort's wand and Harry Potter's wand couldn't battle. Under the Cruciatus Curse, he told Voldemort that it was because of the twin cores, and that all Lord Voldemort needed to do was use another wand.

Ollivander was tortured and held in the cellar of Malfoy Manor until Dobby rescued him, Luna Lovegood and Dean Thomas. After recovering at Shell Cottage, He went to the Weasley children's great-aunt Muriel's place to be protected under the Fidelius Charm. Whilst there, he made a wand for Luna as a thank you gift for the comfort and care she had given him during the incarceration. His shop is most likely to have reopened after the Battle of Hogwarts.

DescriptionEdit

Wands display at Ollivander's Shop (1991)

Wands display at Ollivanders Shop.

The shop was described as narrow and shabby with peeling gold letters over the door of the shop read: Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.

The shop's display consisted of a solitary wand lying on a faded purple cushion in the dusty window. The shop was tiny, empty except for a single, spindly chair in the corner. Thousands of narrow boxes containing wands were piled right up to the ceiling of the tiny shop, and the whole place had a thin layer of dust about it.

HogsmeadeEdit

Ollivanders Hogsmeade

The Hogsmeade local branch.

There was a branch of Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade. Located in High Street, this branch was very similar to its counterpart in Diagon Alley. It was run by an associate of Garrick Ollivander.

Behind the scenesEdit

B1C5M4

Interior of Ollivanders

  • Despite Garrick Ollivander's claims that the original Ollivander arrived to Great Britain with the Romans, this individual started his wand-making business in 382 B.C. but the Roman conquest of Britain (Britannia) only began effectively A.D. 43, under Emperor Claudius.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore background information on Garrick Ollivander (transcription available here)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version




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