This Number Lets You Call Hogwarts (Even If You’re a Muggle)

When I first read about the Hogwarts Hotline, I wasn’t sure it was for real. But being the huge Harry Potter fan that I am, I had to bite the bullet and see if it actually worked. 

How to Call Hogwarts

It worked!

What Happens If You Call The Hogwarts Hotline

The US-based phone number answers with an informational recording from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Hogwarts Express

When You Call Hogwarts

After making a selection, a very nice sounding lady shares the details on how students arrive to the campus via Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station. Of course, Hogwarts is located in an undisclosed location in Scotland for security reasons, so you don’t get much more info than that. 

A fun surprise interrupts the call, which, it turns out, is a clever advertisement for the University of Phoenix. I won’t give any spoilers, but let’s just say that kids especially will get a kick out of how the call ends. 

Phoenix Statue At The Entrance To Hogwarts Headmaster's Office

Which you could say is pretty on point, since we all know how the phoenix is a great symbol in the Wizarding World. 

Hogwarts Crest

But that begs the question, what would Hogwarts be doing with a Muggle telephone line?

I mean, Mr. Weasley didn’t know how to use one and he dealt with Muggle artifacts every day.

So I doubt some prospective student would try to call the Hogwarts Hotline to get more info on admissions.

Hogwarts Castle

Still, it’s a pretty cool way to waste two minutes.

I can’t wait to show my seven-year-old Harry-Potter-loving son. I mean, we’ve already found the Wizarding World of Harry Potter hidden secrets and pouted in front of Platform 9 3/4, so why not give ol’ Hogwarts a ring? 

Well, are you ready to call? Just dial (605) 475-6961. 

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27 Comments

  1. Hi o want to hogwarts pleasetell me how

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Jasman! I am not sure, but if you find out how, please let us know, lol!

  3. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Lauren! Thank you for letting us know! We are looking into it.

  4. Kartik Rana says:

    I will join

  5. Uhh it’s not working, my son was heartbroken ?

  6. Kristen Yard says:

    We are so sorry to hear that! Thank you for letting us know!

  7. Its asking for a pin or access code?

  8. This isnt working and my son isnow so upset he thinks i tricked him fix this please.

  9. Called Hogwarts: “Welcome to the conference call. Please enter your access code or pin, followed by the pound sign.”
    Hmmm…..

  10. Ummmm please take that number down! It just broke my daughters heart too! This is not a real line and does not work.

  11. Robin Barden says:

    Not working can you please help

  12. ron sworen says:

    `wrong number message request you enter a password to join a conference call

  13. It doesn’t work.

  14. Didn’t work. Was a conference call nimber asking for a pin code. Very disappointing.

  15. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  16. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  17. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  18. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  19. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  20. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  21. Unsatisfied customer says:

    Disappointed. This doesn’t work and I don’t find it funny

  22. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know, I’m sorry it’s not working!

  23. It doesn’t work it’s just a big joke! It’s asking for an access code/pin… ??

  24. Kristen Yard says:

    Thank you for letting us know!

  25. it doesn’t work it asked for a pin/code it’s not funny to do this to kids

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