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"That Lockhart's something, isn't he? Awfully brave chap. Have you read his books? I'd have died of fear if I'd been cornered in a telephone box by a werewolf, but he stayed cool and — zap — just fantastic."
Justin Finch-Fletchley regarding one of Gilderoy Lockhart's supposed accomplishments[src]

Harry Potter and Arthur Weasley using the visitor's entrance

A telephone box, also known as a telephone booth, is a small enclosure containing a public telephone.


During the 1985–1986 school year, a telephone box was in the Muggle Studies Classroom.[1]

By August 1992, Arthur Weasley owned a red telephone box, and placed it in his field of non-magical junk.[2]

Gilderoy Lockhart alleged that he defeated a werewolf, possibly the Wagga Wagga Werewolf, after having been cornered by it in a telephone booth.[3]

Frank Bryce had intended on using a telephone booth in Little Hangleton to phone the local police upon overhearing Voldemort's plans to murder Harry Potter in August of 1994, but he was discovered by Nagini before he could leave the Riddle House.[4]

The British Ministry of Magic Headquarters uses a phone box as its visitor's entrance. The booth transports visitors from ground level to the Atrium on floor B8. To activate the entrance, one dials 62442 (spelling "magic") on the telephone.[5][6]

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "A special Celebration of Hogwarts Teachers"
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 1 (The Riddle House)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 7 (The Ministry of Magic)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 34 (The Department of Mysteries)
  7. WP favicon.PNG Telephone booth on Wikipedia