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"The History of Magic classroom should be large enough... I’ll have to think carefully about how we’re going to do this... We can’t bring a real Dementor into the castle to practice on..."
Remus Lupin planning Harry Potter's Anti-Dementor lessons[src]

The History of Magic Classroom[1] (designated Classroom 4F)[2] was where History of Magic classes were taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was located on the first floor of Hogwarts Castle.


Professor Binns's early career

Cuthbert Binns in his classroom

When Cuthbert Binns became professor of History of Magic, he was given Classroom 4F to teach in. He filled the room with books on history, and kept a Draconifors spellbook locked in a side-room, protected with minor magical defences.[3] After his death, it was noted by students that the most exciting parts of his lessons was when he glided through the blackboard and into the room.[4]

All-Wizard Tournament

"How much danger could possibly occur in this room?"
— Ismelda Murk[src]

The First Task of the All-Wizard Tournament took place in this classroom.[5]

Inter-House occupants

During the 1991–1992 school year, this class had a clock, a globe and a blackboard. It also had a capacity of eight students. The last day of the course the room was occupied by a Gryffindor student and a Ravenclaw student.[2]

Borrowed by Remus Lupin

Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger in the classroom

During the 1993-1994 school year, Remus Lupin used Classroom 4F for his Anti-Dementor lessons with Harry Potter. He presumably asked for Professor Binns's permission beforehand.[1]

Behind the scenes


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Notes and references

First-floor of Hogwarts Castle
First-floor girls' toilets · Moaning Myrtle's bathroom
Class 1 · Classroom 1A · Classroom 1C · Classroom 1D · Classroom 1E · Classroom 4F · Classroom used for storage · Classroom with maps of Great Britain and Ireland · Muggle Studies Classroom
First-floor corridor · Library corridor · Passage of the Fouls · Tapestry Corridor
Halls and rooms
Detention Chamber · East Wing · Hospital wing · Library · Rear Hall · Severus Snape's storeroom
Minerva McGonagall's office · Poppy Pomfrey's office
Other locations
Stone Bridge
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Bearded man · Elizabeth Burke · Count · Fat Friar · Female nurse · Male nurse · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Hengist Rawkes · Scholar · Google Stump
Staircase to the second-floor corridor · Staircase to the Serpentine Corridor · Staircase to the library corridor