"Whether it had been built that way, or because he had used magical trickery to make it so, Slughorn's office was much larger than the usual teacher's study."
Harry Potter's description[src]

Horace Slughorn's office is located on Hogwarts Castle's Sixth floor.


Fairly roomy, this office included a fireplace with two large sofas surrounding it, a round dinner table big enough to sit ten people and access to a private balcony. It had enough space to hold a Christmas party.[1][2]


Under Horace Slughorn

Slughorn's office1

The desk in Slughorn's office

During his second tenure as Potions Master, Horace Slughorn demanded the use of this office, not wanting the same office he occupied during his first tenure, calling it a "water closet". It was in this office Slughorn held dinner parties with his newly reinstated Slug Club. More notably, this office held a Christmas party on 20 December, 1996.

Ron and Harry Potter at Slughorn's office

Harry, Ron, and Slughorn in the office after Ron swallowed a love potion

On 1 March, 1997, Harry brought Ron, who had accidently consumed several of Romilda Vane's Love Potion spiked Chocolate Cauldrons thinking they had been given to him as a gift for his seventeenth birthday to the office so that Professor Slughorn could provide them with a Love Potion Antidote.[3] After asking if the potion had had time to strengthen, Slughorn was able to brew a proper antidote.

Slughorn's Second office

A different angle of Slughorn's office

After taking the antidote, Slughorn shared a glass of oak-matured mead, with them as a pick-up for Ron as the effects of the love potion wore off. However, the mead had been poisoned by Madam Rosmerta who had been under the influence of the Imperius Curse by Draco Malfoy as part of his plan to assassinate Dumbledore.[4] Harry was able to save Ron's life by the use of a Bezoar to counteract the poison as he had read in the Half-Blood Prince's copy of Advanced Potion-Making.[3]

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  2. Also, the room has two entrance doors, with at least one connecting to the sixth floor.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27 (The Lightning-Struck Tower)

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the sixth floor

Classroom 6A · Classroom 6B · Corridor · Disused bathroom · East Wing · Empty classroom · Floor 6 Bonus · Glanmore Peakes' Corridor · Horace Slughorn's office · Room of Rewards · Storeroom · Trophy Room · Writing Supplies Room · Staircase between the sixth-floor and seventh-floor corridor

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the sixth floor

Damara Dodderidge · Edgar Stroulger · Edessa Sakndenberg · Glanmore Peakes · Selina Sapworthy · Skeleton in a top hat · Portrait in storeroom · Temeritus Shanks · Vindictus Viridian · Wendelin the Weird

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