Museum Info

319 2nd Street
Gladbrook, IA 50635


Museum Hours:

Open April 1 thru Nov. 30

7 days a week from 1-5 pm



Admission Fees:

Adults: $5.00
Ages 5-12: $3.00
Under 5 yrs: FREE



For additional information

call: 641.473.2410 or Email Us

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Artist Patrick Acton's latest creation, the 600,000 matchstick Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is now on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Baltimore,MD.
Two and on-half years in ther making, Matchstick Marvels has taken you on an enchanted trip to J. K. Rowling's world of Harry Potter. Acton will be displaying his matchstick version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Matchstick Marvels museum in Gladbrook, IA through 12/06/06. 


The model is based loosely on Hollywood's version of Hogwarts seen in the Harry Potter blockbuster movies.  By the time the final building (the Clock Tower buidling) was finished it had taken Acton nearly three years to build, and it contains over a 602,000 matchsticks held together with 15 gallons of carpenter's wood glue.  Hogwarts is Acton's largest matchstick model to date.

Whether you are a Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Gryffindor fan, there will be no Goblet of Fire allowed within this matchstick castle!