" [The Entrance Hall] housed a magnificent marble staircase that led to the upper floors."

The Marble Staircase was a wide marble flight of steps in Hogwarts Castle. It connected the Entrance Hall with the first-floor corridor.[1][2]

Behind the scenes

  • In the films, and the first (PC version), second (PC version), third (PC version), fifth and sixth video games, the Marble Staircase appears to be made of rough stone, not marble. In all the other video games in which it makes an appearance, it closely resembles the book description.
  • In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Grand Staircase is referred to as the Marble Staircase.
  • In the early film adaptations (POA, GOF, OOTP and HBP), the staircase is viewed as a small flight of stairs leading to the Grand Staircase. Whereas in the last Harry Potter film, we can see a rather long passage of stairs leading into the upper floors.
  • Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort had a brief duel on this staircase, during which Harry blocked several of Voldemort's Killing Curses.



The Marble Staircase, as seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · 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 · 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

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