|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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|Ripley's Believe It or Not!|
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a chain of museums dedicated to exhibiting strange and unbelievable objects and was founded by Robert Ripley. There was one located on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, England by 1997.
Behind the scenes
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a real museum chain. The London location opened in 2008, which makes its appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 inconsistent with the canonical timeline, as the novel is set in 1997 and 1998. It is the largest Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in the world, and is located in the London Pavillion, at the intersection of Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue. In the Deathly Hallows novel, Hermione Granger Apparates herself, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley to Tottenham Court Road after fleeing the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour, but in Part 1, this was changed to Shaftesbury Avenue.