The Lower Chambers Portrait Corridor is a corridor in the Lower Chambers at Hogwarts Castle. Its walls are covered in portraits and tapestries. This corridor is poorly lit at night, as the portraits can't sleep with the lights on. There is also a framed mirror on one of the walls.[1]



In 1993, Harry Potter saw Peter Pettigrew's name on the Marauder's Map. As Harry had heard that Pettigrew was dead, supposedly murdered by Sirius Black, he rushed down from the dormitory in Gryffindor Tower to this corridor in an attempt to locate him. Pettigrew, transformed into his animagus form of the rat, Scabbers, passed right by Harry in this corridor, to the latter's astonishment. Severus Snape then caught Harry wandering the corridor at night, and was about to punish him until Professor Lupin arrived and covered for Harry.[1]

Known portraits

Behind the scenes

  • This corridor is only named on the official Marauder's Map replica made by the Noble Collection. In the Marauder's Map in the actual film, the corridor has no name.


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations below ground floor

Boathouse · Chamber of Secrets · Conical Crypt · Dark Hall · Deathday Party Hall · Defence Against the Dark Arts dungeon · Dungeons · Dungeon cave · Dungeon Five · Dungeon hall · Dungeon Pit · Entrance Dungeon · Forgotten Cavern · Hieroglyphic Hall · Hogwarts Basement · Hufflepuff Basement · Kitchens · Lever Rooms · Porticus Circumscriptus · Porticus Periculum · Porticus Imago · Porticus Medius · Potion-Mixing Room · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Quidditch cave · Room of Doom · Room of Runes · Severus Snape's office · Shop · Slug Pit · Slytherin Boys' Dormitory · Slytherin Duelling Dungeon · Slytherin Dungeon · Slytherin Girls' Dormitory · Underground Chambers · Vestibule of Mischief

Paths and staircases

Boathouse passageway · Corridor of Secrets · Detention escape route · Dungeon Corridor · Dungeon Staircase · Lost Tunnel · Lower Chambers Corridor North-East · Lower Chambers Corridor West · Lower Chambers Portrait Corridor · Poltergeist Passage · Prowling Passage · Slughorn's Stairs · Undercover route to the Kitchens · Way to Courtyard

Portraits, statues and other artwork located below ground floor

Basil Fronsac · Bloody Baron · Cecilia Gallerani · Elizabeth Burke · Hooky · Mad old man · Mopsus · Old man · Percival Pratt · Salazar Slytherin · Sleeping hermit · Bearded man with book

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