Minerva McGonagall's office
Location information

First Floor, Defence Against the Dark Arts tower, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Scotland, Great Britain

Permanent residents

Minerva McGonagall's office was the place where Minerva McGonagall, the former Transfiguration professor, worked and slept during her stay at Hogwarts. It is located on the first floor of the Defence Against the Dark Arts tower. This tower overlooks the Training Grounds.

There is a sparse stone-floored bedroom behind a concealed door in the office's study.[1]


During their fifth year, the Gryffindor students went to this office to talk to Professor McGonagall about their academic future as she was their Head of House. Also, during Harry Potter's Fifth Year at Hogwarts, Neville Longbottom was forced to visit this office during the night to tell her that Harry was having a vision. At the end of that school year, upon her return to Hogwarts following her recovery from the Stunner attack on her, she had Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle take her carpetbag and cloak respectively up to her office.[2] There is a fireplace in this office, connected to the Floo Network, which was used by students during the 1996–1997 school year when they returned to Hogwarts, following the Christmas holidays. It is unknown whether she occupied this office due to her position as Transfiguration professor, Head of Gryffindor House, or Deputy Headmistress.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the films, McGonagall often seems to use her classroom as the office, spending much time there correcting exams and doing her other work. This is shown in the first and sixth film adaptations.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 - (The Second Year Begins)

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Locations on the first floor
Class 1 · Minerva McGonagall's office · Stone Bridge · First-floor girls' lavatory · Classroom 1A · East Wing · Classroom 1C · Classroom 1D · Classroom 1E · Advanced Arithmancy Studies classroom · Rear Hall · Tapestry Corridor · Severus Snape's storeroom · First Floor Corridor · Common Room corridor · Empty classroom · Empty classroom · Hospital wing · Muggle Studies Classroom · Classroom 4F · Poppy Pomfrey's office · Passage of the Fouls · Detention Chamber · Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom · Transfiguration Classroom Maze
Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the first floor
Elizabeth Burke · Fat Friar · Hengist Rawkes · Female nurse in the hospital wing · Male nurse in the hospital wing · Beaumont Majoribanks · Scholar · Google Stump · Portrait of a bearded man holding a book · Count
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