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"Hello everyone. Looks like it's time for another House Point Ceremony. Let's see which House is ahead this week... Hmm, it appears that Gryffindor is in the lead. Harry, it looks like you get to visit the Bonus Bean Room."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

The Bean Bonus Room (also known as the Bonus Bean Room) was a room in Hogwarts where students could visit to collect Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans and treats, usually acting under a time limit.[1][2]


1992–1993 school year

Houses competed periodically throughout the 1992–1993 school year to allow one of their students into the room, which was full of beans which the student had to collect. Dumbledore tallied the House points in the House Point Ceremony Chamber. If Gryffindor won the tally, then Harry Potter could enter the Bean Room. However if Slytherin won, Draco Malfoy would get the honours. Students could access more parts of the Bean Bonus Room as they learned more spells throughout the school year. There would be a timer, but more house points the winner had would mean more time.[1]

1993–1994 school year

Ron Weasley in the Bean Bonus Room

In the 1993–1994 school year, the Bean Bonus Room's location and layout were changed. It was located in the side chamber off the Entrance Hall and now included Cauldron Cakes and Pumpkin Pasties. Some of the school's suits of armour held sweets inside.[2]

Behind the scenes

Remus Lupin: "Well done, Ron! And... you found all ten Challenge Shields! Which means... you get to visit the Bean Bonus Room."
Ronald Weasley: "Wow! This is the Bean Bonus Room?"
Remus Lupin: "That's right, Ron. Collect as many goodies as you can before the time runs out."
Remus Lupin to Ronald Weasley[src]
Minerva McGonagall: "Nicely done, Miss Granger! You've completed the challenge. You've collected all ten Challenge Shields, which means..."
Hermione Granger: "I get to go to the Bean Bonus Room! Fantastic! Wow! This is the Bean Bonus Room?"
Minerva McGonagall: "Correct, Hermione. Collect as many goodies as you can before the time runs out."
Minerva McGonagall to Hermione Granger[src]
Filius Flitwick: "Excellent job, Harry. You've completed the Glacius challenge! Not only that...you managed to get all ten Challenge Shields! You know what that means!"
Harry Potter: "The Bean Bonus Room!"
Filius Flitwick: "Have fun, Harry!"
Harry Potter: "Wow! This is the Bean Bonus Room?"
Filius Flitwick: "That's right, Harry. Collect as many goodies as you can before the time runs out."
Filius Flitwick to Harry Potter[src]


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Room 234-00 · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Great Hall balcony · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Link Building · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · West Well · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache