Harry Potter Wiki
Harry Potter Wiki

" [...] they ripped through a tapestry and found themselves in a hidden passageway, hurtled along it and came out near their Charms classroom, which they knew was miles from the trophy room."
— The trio and Neville Longbottom running down this corridor at night[src]

The Charms corridor was a passage located on the third-floor of Hogwarts Castle, allowing access to Classroom 2E, a second classroom, and the third-floor corridor.[1] Behind a tapestry was a secret passageway leading in the direction of the Armoury and Trophy Room.[1] There was a picture of drunk monks near the corridor.[2]



In 1991, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Neville Longbottom found themselves in the corridor after running from Argus Filch, before running to hide in the third-floor corridor.[1]

In 1995, Harry followed Cedric Diggory and, upon realising that he was heading towards the Charms corridor, used the Severing Charm to rip his bag.[3]

When Dolores Umbridge became High Inquisitor, Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick and Pomona Sprout met in the corridor to talk, as doing so in the staffroom was unsafe.[4] Harry later found Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington in the corridor and asked him about death.[5]

In 1996, the Fat Lady and Violet celebrated Christmas by drinking all of the wine in the picture of drunk monks located near the Charms corridor.[2]

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory) - Hermione Granger: She and her friend Violet drank their way through all the wine in that picture of drunk monks down by the Charms corridor.
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task) - "He followed Cedric at a distance and saw that he was heading toward the Charms corridor."
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay) - "They obviously can’t talk freely in the staffroom anymore,' said Hermione in a low voice, as she, Harry, and Ron passed Professors McGonagall, Flitwick, and Sprout huddled together outside the Charms classroom one day. 'Not with Umbridge there."
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)"They were all, clearly, in the Great Hall. Outside his Charms classroom he came to a halt, panting and thinking disconsolately that he would have to wait until later, until after the end of the feast..."
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
Third-floor of Hogwarts Castle
Advanced Arithmancy Studies classroom · Class 34 · Class 72 · Classroom 2E · Classroom 3C · Classroom 3C backrooms · Classroom 3D · Classroom 7A · Classroom off of the Charms corridor · Classroom off of the Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor · Ghoul Studies classroom
Charms corridor · Third-floor corridor · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor · Serpentine Corridor
Halls and rooms
Armoury · Clock Tower Entrance · Hesperius Hall · Storeroom · Trophy Room · Vastus Vestibule
Other locations
Trophy Secret Passage · Turret Stairwell
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Damara Dodderidge · Drunk Monks · Google Flange · Basil Fronsac · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Merwyn the Malicious · Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington · Valeria Myriadd · Helena Ravenclaw · Brutus Scrimgeour · Temeritus Shanks · Shepherdess · Witch in green · Witch in Pompadour hairstyle · Wizard in black · Wizard in red
Staircase to the courtyard corridor · Staircase to the first-floor corridor · Staircase to the second-floor arcade