Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment was a shop in North Side, Diagon Alley that sold a wide variety of magical instruments like telescopes and hourglasses.

Products sold

  • Brass Scales (3 Galleons)
  • Brass Telescope (5 Galleons)
  • Crystal Phials (7 Galleons)
  • Moon Chart (5 Galleons)
  • Silver Scales (7 Galleons)
  • Glass Phials (5 Galleons)
  • Star Chart (6 Galleons)
  • Globe of the Moon (13 Galleons)

Behind the scenes

  • The Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment shop's name is not revealed in the books. The shop was first referred to as such in the "Tour Diagon Alley" feature included on Disc 2 of the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and was then confirmed in Pottermore.
  • The shop is showcased in Traveller's Tales LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 game. Players are able to purchase 'fun spells' with LEGO Harry Potter studs at the Diagon Alley shop; spells from the Harry Potter universe for causing mischief as you explore Hogwarts, like changing other character's appearances, causing them to dance or even belch slugs. Special spells can be found on the upper level of the shop by entering game codes.
    Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

    Inside Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment's shop

  • Before the Diagon Alley expansion at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, one could find a Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment (actually just a fake storefront) in Hogsmeade. Following the expansion, it was replaced by Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop.[1]


A "wiseacre", which is derived from the word "wise", refers to a person who claims to be knowledgeable about everything (but is not).


Notes and references

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Dragon ChallengeFlight of the HippogriffHarry Potter and the Escape From GringottsHarry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyHogwarts ExpressOllivander's Wand Shop


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